“I chose this profession because I saw it as an opportunity to make a difference in our community through helping others. I like it because you don’t know what the next call is going to be. One minute we may be installing a smoke alarm and ten minutes later we could be fighting a fire or checking someone’s vitals for transport to the hospital.”

 

- David, Fire Prevention Chief | Dothan Fire Department

A career in public service ensures our society will continue to function in a just and orderly manner.

 

Police officers, firefighters, and corrections are career options available in our community through local branches of service. Military careers require some of the same personal and professional characteristics, but they have a wider global impact. 

 

Safety professionals work with companies and industries to find ways to help them be safe. A position in safety provides a high degree of job satisfaction and a variety of limitless job opportunities depending on education, skill and experience.

Career Spotlight

Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatcher

Dispatchers operate the radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. They receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies

They also relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. Dispatchers may contain contact with the caller until responders arrive.

Occupation

HIGH DEMAND CAREERS

Education

Salary Range

Corrections Officer

HS Diploma

$25,000-$40,000

Emergency Dispatch

HS Diploma

$40,000-$55,000

Firefighter

HS Diploma or beyond

$29,000-$45,000

Military Enlisted

HS Diploma or beyond

$22,000-$27,000

Police Officer

HS Diploma or beyond

$42,000-$60,000

Sheriff/Deputy

HS Diploma or beyond

$50,000-$75,000

Emergency Medical Tech

Technical Training/Certificate

$18,000-$32,000

FBI Agent

Bachelor Degree

$50,000-$140,000

Military Officer

Bachelor Degree

$36,000-$75,000

Wages vary depending on your education, skills, work experience, attitude, and work ethic.

PUBLIC SERVICE & MILITARY OPERATORS

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