What does a Call Center Representative I do?

A Call Center Representative is part of a large team that handles phone calls at a call center. Call centers can range in their specialty. Customer service, technical help, sales, and political call centers are among the most popular. As a Call Center Representative, you will be responsible for answering or making calls to or from customers. Once a customer is on the line you will be tasked with providing them with information, services or troubleshooting assistance.

There are no educational requirements to become and Call Center Representative. However, since it is a phone based job, superb verbal communications skills are a must for this position. While some people can and do work remotely, most employees work at large call centers where they are required to sit and work in a noisy environment for long periods. Candidates should possess the ability to maintain focus and stay on task.

  • Report to SOS (start of shift) meeting for performance recaps
  • Utilize company equipment to facilitate calls
  • Interact with all customers in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Follow all prompts from call management system to provide the appropriate customer service
  • Handle all issues in accordance with best practices
  • When necessary involve senior management
  • Follow all prompts and scripts to the letter with no deviation
  • Understand and adhere to all rules of conduct
  • 3+ years in a customer service position
  • Basic understanding of windows base systems
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong literary comprehension capability
  • High-speed internet connection (if working remotely)
  • Reliable transportation to and from the call center
  • Capable of staying focused and tuning out outside distractions
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Willingness to submit to random drug screenings
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.1 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Call Center Representative I Salaries

Average Base Pay

$33,151 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $33K
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Call Center Representative I Career Path

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CallForce (UT)CallForce (UT)
Outbound Call Agent
Jun 9, 2021

“The pay is pretty good and everyone I met and worked with was so nice.”

Inbound Call Center Agent
May 21, 2021

“The pay is not very competitive and it is not very fun do this particular type of telemarketing.”

Inbound Contact Representative II
Jan 12, 2022

“I have been working at Humana for 5 months and this is the best WFH job I had.”

Colony BrandsColony Brands
Call Center
Mar 11, 2021

“Training went really well and I thought I was gonna do great but I had issues with every.”

GDH ConsultingGDH Consulting
Call Center Representative
Oct 5, 2019

“Scott was a great person and always went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my job.”

D Foster Consulting, LLCD Foster Consulting, LLC
Call Center Supervisor
Jan 4, 2022

“I have been given such a great opportunity to grow and they do not let my inexperience stop that.”

Monaco Hair SalonMonaco Hair Salon
Call Center Representative
Dec 15, 2021

“I love everyone i work with and it’s 100% the best job i’ve ever had.”

Inbound Call Center Agent
May 21, 2021

“The healthcare plan was not as good as what I could buy on the health exchange.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a call center representative i

When working as a call center representative i, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Windows Applications, Microsoft Office Suite, MS OUTLOOK, Data Entry Typing, and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to call center representative i are:
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Support Manager
  • Customer Relations
  • Office Manager

The most common qualifications to become a call center representative i include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.