Career Outlook for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Also known as:  911 Dispatcher, 911 Operator, Ambulance Dispatcher, Emergency Communications Dispatcher, Emergency Communications Operator, Emergency Operator, Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher, Fire Dispatcher, Police Dispatcher, Police Radio Dispatcher
The overall job outlook for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 7.48 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.25 percent per year. Demand for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers is expected to go up, with an expected 19,970 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.55 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers in the following states
Texas 7,340
California 6,490
Florida 6,330
New York 5,490
Ohio 4,220
Illinois 3,860
New Jersey 3,850
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
Puerto Rico 140
Delaware 200
North Dakota 200
Vermont 240
Hawaii 270
South Dakota 350
Wyoming 350