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Qualification: Demand SOC code: 435032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance Occupation is Green

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.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
Click on specific areas in table for occupation information for those areas.
QualificationSoc area
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Balanced Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Demand Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Balanced Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Not in demand North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Demand South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Demand Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Balanced North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Demand South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Demand Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Balanced North Central WDA III: Okanogan County
Demand South Central WDA III: Skamania County
Demand South Central WDA IV: Yakima County
Demand Eastern Washington WDA I: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties
Demand Eastern Washington WDA II: Asotin, Garfield, Whitman counties
Demand Eastern Washington WDA III: Columbia, Walla Walla counties