Telegraphic Typewriter Operator

Operate telegraphic typewriters to send and receive messages.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Telegraphic Typewriter Operators do?

Operates telegraphic typewriter to send and receive messages: Turns on machine and types identifying code for station called or acknowledges calls from other stations. Types outgoing messages when stations are connected. Reads incoming messages to detect errors and presses lever to stop transmission when messages are garbled or overlined. Types requests for clarification. Enters date, time, and serial number on messages sent and received. Pastes messages received on tape on paper forms. May type messages on tape attachment and transmit them by inserting tape into machine when stations are connected. May be designated according to system used as Multiplex-Machine Operator. Important variations are kinds of telegraphic typewriters operated.


Should I be a Telegraphic Typewriter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Filing Writer, Policy Writer, Policy Writer, Typing, Telegraph Operator, Automatic

    How to Become a
    Telegraphic Typewriter Operator

    Most Telegraphic Typewriter Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9plaaa&chl=no+college+%2870%25%29|certificate+%2817%25%29|associate%27s+%2813%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,70,70
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