Traffic or System Dispatcher

Dispatch workers and equipment.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Traffic or System Dispatchers do?

Dispatches workers and equipment to prevent or rectify service disruptions of local transit system, using radiophone equipment: Receives reports of actual or anticipated disruptions and determines action required to rectify condition. Issues instructions to workers for maintenance and repair of roadway and structures. Coordinates movement of workers and equipment throughout system, using telephone communications system. Listens to radio traffic reports to alert TRAFFIC INSPECTOR of conditions affecting schedules. Records service disruptions, time, and action taken. May supervise activities of maintenance crews.

Should I be a Traffic or System Dispatcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Automobile or Truck Rental Dispatcher, Dispatcher, Traffic or System

    How to Become a
    Traffic or System Dispatcher

    Most Traffic or System Dispatchers 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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