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Maybe you enjoy chatting with people on the phone or you consider yourself an excellent problem solver. Either way, a customer service job might be just the thing.

While the idea of a customer-service gig might conjure visions of angry customers unloading all their complaints, there are also many opportunities for rewarding interactions in which a customer gets an issue resolved quickly and easily.

Typical wages are often higher than $15 per hour, and the number of jobs in the field is expected to jump by 18 percent by 2018, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Because peak times in customer service tend to be early morning, evenings and weekends, it can be an ideal chance to grab extra working hours. It's also a smart way to get your foot in the door at a company where you might find an opportunity for advancement, according to a job outlook summary for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


 

 

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