Taxicab Starter

Dispatch taxicabs in response to telephone requests for service.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Taxicab Starters do?

Dispatches taxicabs in response to telephone requests for service: Maintains operational map showing location of each cab. Contacts drivers of assigned sector by radio or telephone to relay request for service. Logs calls relayed to each driver and address of patron. Arranges for relief cab or driver.


Should I be a Taxicab Starter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Bus Starter, Cab Starter, Cab Station Attendant, Car Starter, Signal Timer, Streetcar Starter, Train Starter

    How to become a Taxicab Starter

    Most Taxicab Starters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bagaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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