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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers


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

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers receive reports of emergencies and relay messages to the police or emergency medical personnel. They operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment. They maintain contact with callers until an emergency response team arrives.

Wages $30.26 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Good
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
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Career Pathways Emergency and Fire Management Services
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