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Schedule work and communicate the schedule to workers using a radio, telephone, or computer.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$26.64 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  4.3%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Relay information between personnel.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Select resources needed to accomplish tasks.
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Job Title Examples:

Communications Operator
Public Safety Dispatcher
School Bus Dispatcher

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