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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
435031  Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 2,797 2,619 -178 -6.36 % 70 70 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    390  14 % 340  13 % -50  -11 % $46,660
Health Care and Social Assistance    310  11 % 360  14 % 50  15 % $45,020
Educational Services    110  4 % 100  4 % -10  -4 % $43,470
Educational Services    110  4 % 100  4 % -10  -4 % $43,470
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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