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8 Fastest Growing Law Enforcement Careers

PoliceLink and BLS.gov

Emergency Dispatcher


18% Projected Job Increase
17,800 New Jobs

What’s Ahead

Employment for emergency dispatchers is expected to grow 18%, much faster than average employment, because of an increased burden on police forces and an aging population that will demand more medical response units.

As the equipment dispatchers use becomes more complex, individuals with computer skills should have the best opportunities.

Specialized Degrees

While a bachelor’s degree is usually not required, a degree in law enforcement or in a related technology field can help a candidate become more attractive to employers.

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