Telegrapher Agent

Transmit and receive messages, train orders, and car reports in Morse code.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Telegrapher Agents do?

Transmits and receives messages, train orders, and car reports in Morse code, using manual or semiautomatic key: In small railroad station performs duties, such as selling tickets and forwarding and receiving baggage and freight [BAGGAGE-AND-MAIL AGENT; STATION AGENT I]. May move controls to change block signals and semaphores.


Should I be a Telegrapher Agent?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

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