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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$27.53 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Above statewide average
Growth rate:  5.5%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Maintain call records.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
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