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Bachelor’s
Fire  Protection Administration

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Bachelor’s
Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation

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Bachelor’s
Fire Protection & Safety Engineering

Fire Protection Administration

While the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics* (BLS) predicts that employment of firefighters will increase by 5 percent through 2028, employment of fire inspectors and hazardous materials workers is projected to grow 6 and 11 percent respectively in the same time period.

Leadership within the fire industry will be increasingly important to ensure operations run smoothly and the emergency needs of communities are met.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Firefighters, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/firefighters.htm

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fire Inspectors, on the Internet athttps://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/fire-inspectors-and-investigators.htm

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Hazardous Materials Removal Workers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/hazardous-materials-removal-workers.htm

 

Career Outlook

Image Career Outlook Chart - Job Outlook graph showing jobs on the rise - $70,738 Estimated Salary of Graduates from this program

Job Outlook graph shows jobs for training and development on the rise through 2022 - $70,738 estimated salary of graduates from this program.
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Employment Outcomes

Graduate Occupations


Firefighters


Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics


First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting & Prevention Services


Occupational Health & Safety Specialists


Emergency Management Directors



Fire Inspectors & Investigators

Graduate Employers


Airport Authority


Benton County Fire District 1



Blue River Fire Department



Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management


Environmental Management Specialists, Inc.


Fairview Fire Department

Graduate Job Titles


Firefighter


Paramedic



Battalion Chief



Fire Chief



Fire Specialist



Fire Engineer

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Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics* (BLS) employment of fire inspectors and investigators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Fire inspectors will be needed to assess potential fire hazards in newly constructed residential, commercial, public, and other buildings in the coming decade. Fire inspectors will also be needed to ensure that existing buildings meet updated and revised federal, state, and local fire codes each year. Although the number of structural fires occurring across the country has been falling for some time, fire investigators will still be needed to determine the cause of fires and explosions.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fire Inspectors, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/fire-inspectors-and-investigators.htm


Career Outlook

Image Career Outlook Chart - Job Outlook graph showing jobs on the rise - $62,330 Estimated Salary of Graduates from this program

Job Outlook graph shows jobs for training and development on the rise through 2022 - $62,330 estimated salary of graduates from this program.
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Employment Outcomes

Graduate Occupations


Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics


Fire Inspectors & Investigators



Occupational Health & Safety Specialists


First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers


Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists


Health & Safety Engineers

Graduate Employers


Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.


ACS Investigative Services, Inc.



Allstate Corporation



American Medical Response, Inc.



Arcadis U.S., Inc.



Blaze Fire Investigation

Graduate Job Titles


Fire Investigator



Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


Fire Captain



Paramedic



Safety Specialist



Fire Chief

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Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

Fire protection engineers have some of the highest starting salaries among all college graduates.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics* (BLS) employment of health and safety engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028. As buildings, products, and processes continue to become more complex and new regulations are created, these engineers will be needed to reduce costs, save lives, and produce safe consumer products. A bachelor’s degree is required for most entry-level positions.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health and Safety Engineers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/health-and-safety-engineers.htm

Career Outlook

Image Career Outlook Chart - Job Outlook graph showing jobs on the rise - $84,094 Estimated Salary of Graduates from this program

Job Outlook graph shows jobs for training and development on the rise through 2022 - $84,094 estimated salary of graduates from this program.
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Employment Outcomes

Graduate Occupations


Health & Safety Engineers



Firefighters


Fire Inspectors & Investigators



Chief Executives



General & Operations Managers


Occupational Health & Safety Specialists

Graduate Employers


AON Fire Protection Engineering Corp.


Able Medical Transportation, Inc.


Casteel Automatic Fire Protection, Inc.


Highview Fire District



International Fire Protection, Inc.


Seaworld Entertainment, Inc.

Graduate Job Titles


Protection Engineer



Firefighter


Engineering Consultant



Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager


Fire Chief


Fire Inspector

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