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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

in Massachusetts

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.

Occupation Projection for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
435031  Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 2,488 2,627 139 5.59 % 90 138 14 242 High school diploma or equivalent 

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    370  15 % 390  15 % 20  8 % $44,670
Ambulatory Health Care Services    260  10 % 280  11 % 20  9 % $45,070
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    240  10 % 250  10 % 10  5 % $49,370
Educational Services    130  5 % 140  5 % 10  13 % $46,770
Educational Services    130  5 % 140  5 % 10  13 % $46,770
Hospitals    110  4 % 110  4 % 0  6 % $43,690
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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