As of this week, I’ve been in emergency communications for 5 years.
I don’t know if that is above or below the regional/national industry average. I spent about 20 minutes searching online, but couldn’t find any good information about it- just a lot of talk about stress, turnover, and burnout.
I plan to continue this blog, and hope that it will be of good use to prospective applicants. Feel free to send me a message if you have questions or ideas for postings! I have lots of ideas for the future, but finding time between overnight shifts and school has been a challenge.
In the meantime, here’s a couple of links I wanted to share:
Insightful Interview on LifeHacker:
Career Spotlight: What I Do as a 911 Dispatcher
Statistics from the folks who still consider us “office and administrative support”:
US Bureau of Labor Statistics –
Occupational Outlook for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers