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Careers in Fire Science

Be a Hero through a Career in Fire Safety, Prevention and Protection

Today's fire service professionals do more than just extinguish blazes. They educate and engage the community, work with the media, investigate potential fire-related crimes, manage employees and anticipate and plan for disasters. The online Bachelor of Science in Fire Science from Anna Maria College provides you with both practical and leadership skills that can help position you for promotions and management positions.

Help keep your community safe. With a B.S. in Fire Science, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to obtain advanced career roles, including:

  • Fire Chief
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire Prevention Educator
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire Service Trainer
  • Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Fire/Arson Investigator
  • Insurance Investigator

Firefighter Salary Outlook

Firefighter salaries can start at a median of $45,2501 but vary depending on your years of experience and position. Fire investigators have a median salary of $53,9902 and fire chiefs have a median salary of $72,848.3

There is stiff competition for advanced roles in firefighting. Because many people are attracted to the job’s challenge and opportunity for public service, a department might receive multiple applications for a single position.1 Obtaining advanced credentials could help you rise above your competition! The International Association of firefighters also encourages individuals to continuously build their skills and knowledge in their roles as firefighters, paramedics or other similar positions.

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Make a difference in the lives of others. Request more information about the online B.S. in Fire Science or call 877-265-3201 to speak with an admissions adviser.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Firefighters, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/firefighters.htm (visited January 22, 2014).

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Fire Inspectors and Investigators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/fire-inspectors-and-investigators.htm (visited February 18, 2014).

3http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Fire_Chief/Salary