The need to have a contact person between the public and the professionals is the reason that several types of industries require Dispatchers. Dispatcher jobs can be found in public safety and first responder as well as in trucking companies, messenger and delivery services. Duties for Dispatchers vary depending upon the industry in which they're working, but basic responsibilities may include taking incoming phone calls, scheduling and dispatching workers and equipment, compiling data and writing reports.
A minimum of a high school diploma is required for Dispatchers, but on the job experience and computer and customer service skills will look good on your resume. You may have to take a written exam and complete a typing test. Once you land the job, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that you may also be required to take a training and certification course specific to your field, especially if you wish to work as a Dispatcher for hospital ambulances or the police or fire department.
Dispatcher Job Market
The outlook for Dispatcher jobs will likely hold steady in the coming years. That's because although Fire, Police and Ambulance Dispatcher jobs are expected to increase by eight percent by 2022, other types of Dispatching jobs -- specifically Power Plant Dispatchers -- are expected to decline eight percent. As of 2012 there were approximately 72,400 Dispatcher jobs in power plants and around 98,500 in the first responder industry of police, ambulance and firefighters.
Although there may be fewer opportunities to land a job as a Power Plant Dispatcher, that's the job that pays the best. The median salary is $71,690, almost double the average income of $36,300 for Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers. You'll be expected to work long hours including nights, weekends and even holidays so you can expect to earn some overtime, and that may serve to put you at a higher than average income.
Dispatcher Experienced Dispatcher Oil Field Trucking Industry Phoenix Lease Services - Midland, Texas Requirements: Dispatcher must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Data entry skills required using Excel and Outlook. Good verbal and written communication skills required. Work as a team to get the job done on schedule. Be able to work shift work. Duties will include but not limite...
City: Fredonia State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 16124 Anchor is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locatio...
City: Yakima State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98902 Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co., a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality r...
Position Summary A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient service to all customers. Principal Responsibilities * Create and maximize capacity by ensuring productive use of all assets, equipment and drivers. * Ensure maximum productivity by achieving or ...
We are recruiting for a client of ours whom is looking for an experienced candidate to fill a Dispatcher Job in Waukesha, WI. In order to be considered you must have high data entry skills along with at least one year experience with dispatching. If you are skilled at multi-tasking and have the ability to direct/navigate technicians then this could be a great opportunity for you! If you enjoy bein...
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER I - Long Term Career Opportunity - $14.67 to $17.83 per hour The Shasta Area Safety Communications Agency (SHASCOM911) is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher I. SHASCOM911 receives emergency 9-1-1 calls and dispatches for the Anderson Police Department, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, and for the City of Redding Police, Fire, and EMS. We...
Dispatcher Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professional...
Learn the fundamentals and requirements to monitor and operate wind turbines, solar sites and associated equipment from our Client's Renewables Monitoring Center located in Charlotte, NC. We are looking for a contract Dispatch Operator to maintain daily logs of system events, providing immediate verbal notifications of unusual activities to the appropriate personnel, and preparing daily reports as...
Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the middle of the action every day, making the connections that...
Windy City Limousine Description: Windy City Limousine is seeking a professional dispatcher for our Elmhurst & Bellwood offices. Candidates must be high school graduates with a minimum of 2 years of related experience. Candidates must be able to professionally and effectively communicate with high-demand clients on the telephone. Computer literacy and the ability to multi-task is a requirement. ...
General Summary: Dispatcher/Operations, work together with drivers and operations staff to create an efficient pickup / delivery schedule, and maintain the integrity of the product on a daily basis. Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Assuring correct shipment handling by: Verifying all attached paperwork. Verifying any replenishment needs. Monitoring shipment notes for pieces waiting for ...
FEEDER ASSOCIATE for a large package handling client based in South Seattle, Washington! This is a (2) months contract assignment. JOB DETAILS: Work Schedule: 3:00PM-12:00AM Pay Rate: $13.50 per hour JOB DESCRIPTION & DUTIES: Duties may include assigning trailers to drivers and inputting information into system, inputting time cards, checking trailer and volume forecasts and maintaining repor...
Use your excellent customer service and people skills while providing assistance to your community and team members! Join MV Transportation, the largest and most experienced American-owned transportation contracting firm in the USA, and work with other individuals who are just like you; who have a sincere desire to work with those who are passionate about providing efficient and reliable public tr...
Sign on Bonus!!!!! Company Info: We are growing at a consistent aggressive pace with no desire to slow down. We have a strong Leadership Team to support our staff and help them reach our company goals as well as their individual goals. We have been in business for over ten years and have become one of the most prominent service companies in Hillsborough/Pinellas due to our strong focus and value...
Dispatcher Are you looking for a fast-paced and challenging career with opportunity for advancement? If so, Questliner, Inc., a dynamic and progressive national chemical-grade transportation company, is seeking a full-time Dispatcher/Fleet Manager at our terminal in the Quad Cities. Questliner, a valued edition to the McCoy Group, which, ranks among the largest carriers in the trucking industry w...
Dispatcher Part Time Long Term Temporary Gainesville, FL Varied Days and Hours - MTW 9am-5pm, SS 7am-3pm Start date: ASAP Contact: email resumes or letter of interest ***** Required Skills: High school diploma or GED is required; Must be certified by the State of Florida; Must have good people, telephone and computer skills; Exhibit excellent customer service; The ability ...
The hours for this position are 10PM-6AM Tuesday-Saturday Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the ...
The hours for this position are 2PM-10PM Tuesday-Saturday Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the ...
This is a great opportunity to join a great company as a Service Coordinator! In this role, you will be responsible for converting quotes to orders and ensuring that policies and procedures are followed. Specific responsibilities include processing vendor and customer acknowledgements; tracking and troubleshooting orders from inception through completion; serving as primary customer contact for qu...
Critical Care Transport is currently accepting applications for an experienced Emergency Dispatcher. Must be a Paramedic, EMT-Basic or EMD certified. Preference will be given to the candidate with emergency medical dispatching experience. After 1 year of service, CCT offers 1 week paid vacation (up to 40 hours) and 401k benefits with a 4% employer match....
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$22,880.00 - $55,000.00
Typical Salary for Dispatcher
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Some High School Coursework
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Arranges delivery of items to customers by verifying orders; inventorying stock; arranging transportation.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Dispatches truck drivers to delivery destinations; checks trucks in and out of sites; routes delivery stops into scanners.
Arranges shipments to be received by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating delivery requirements; placing and expediting orders.
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