Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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.

Number of positions

2012: 6,810    2014: 7,000

Annual job postings

New: 90    Replacement: 110
(Total: 200)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.