Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

General Information

Description

Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit80.71%
  2. State and local government7.40%
  3. Self-employed5.71%
  4. Private, not for profit4.02%
  5. Federal government1.47%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$40,980

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$59,580
$31,260
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 47%
  • Some college 25%
  • Bachelor's degree 7%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Less than high school 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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