Fire Science & Fire-Fighting

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Average Wage
$76,982
growing 8.61%
People in Workforce
1.21M
growing 3.45%
Average Employee Age
39.9
growing 0.187%

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In 2022, the locations with the highest concentration of Fire Science & Fire-Fighting degree recipients are Orange Beach, AL, Orem, UT, and Springfield, OH. N/A The most common degree awarded to students studying Fire Science & Fire-Fighting is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting and the types of students that study this field. Columbia Southern University awards the most degrees in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting in the US.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Fire Science & Fire-Fighting programs are Public, 2-year institutions (231 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (4,059 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting, is Public, 2-year (4,059 completions in 2022).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Fire Science & Fire-Fighting programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

Columbia Southern University has the most Fire Science & Fire-Fighting degree recipients, with 439 degrees awarded in 2022.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Fire Science & Fire-Fighting.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ N/A graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for N/A majors is $76,982 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Other managers, and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers.

The industry that employs the most N/A majors is N/A, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is N/A.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

$76,982
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,529
8.61%
1 Year Growth
± 2.6%

The average salary for N/A majors is $76,982 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Other managers, and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers.

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Most Common

The most common occupations N/A majors, by number of employees, are Police officers, Other managers, and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations by median income for N/A majors are N/A.

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Occupations by Share

1.21M
2022 Workforce
± 26,914
3.45%
1 Year Growth
± 3.06%

The number of N/A graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.45%, from 1.17M in 2021 to 1.21M in 2022.

The largest single share of N/A graduates go on to work as Police officers (10.8%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in N/A by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

The most common industries that employ N/A majors, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Highest Paid

The highest paying industries of N/A majors, by average wage, are N/A.

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Industries by Share

1.21M
2022 Workforce
± 26,914
3.45%
1 Year Growth
± 3.06%

The number of N/A graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.45%, from 1.17M in 2021 to 1.21M in 2022.

The industry which employs the most N/A graduates by share is N/A, followed by N/A. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in N/A.

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Specialty Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of N/A majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that N/A majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in N/A in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in N/A is 39.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree.

Workforce Age

39.9
Average Age in 2022
± 0.259 Years
0.187%
1 Year Change
± 0.925%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in N/A. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 31 years old, which represent 3.48% and 3.3% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting for each race & ethnicity. N/A

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Fire Science & Fire-Fighting.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Fire Science & Fire-Fighting field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fire Science & Fire-Fighting majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fire Science & Fire-Fighting majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, Equipment Selection, Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Operation Monitoring, Quality Control Analysis, Coordination, Monitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, Service Orientation, Learning Strategies, Instructing, Critical Thinking, Judgment and Decision Making, Negotiation, Systems Evaluation, Persuasion, Time Management, Active Listening, Science, Social Perceptiveness, Management of Material Resources, Complex Problem Solving, Systems Analysis, Speaking, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Technology Design, Mathematics, Operations Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, Programming, and Installation.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Fire Science & Fire-Fighting majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Monitoring, Speaking, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Complex Problem Solving, Active Learning, Writing, Time Management, Social Perceptiveness, Instructing, Service Orientation, Learning Strategies, Operation Monitoring, Persuasion, Systems Evaluation, Management of Personnel Resources, Systems Analysis, Operation and Control, Negotiation, Quality Control Analysis, Mathematics, Troubleshooting, Science, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, Operations Analysis, Management of Material Resources, Repairing, Management of Financial Resources, Technology Design, Programming, and Installation are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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