Fire Science in Alaska

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Alaska


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Alaska receive fire science certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 30 fire science professionals graduate from Alaska's 2 fire science schools.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. 12 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2010. Students at University of Alaska Fairbanks paid $5,358 per year in tuition fees.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a fire science program. It is located in Anchorage. In 2010, 18 students graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage fire science program. University of Alaska Anchorage charged in-state students $5,186 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alaska fire science school, average tuition will be $5,272 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,186 per year to $5,358 per year. The Alaska fire science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

The following Alaska fire science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A fire science certificate from an Alaska school... what next?

The Alaska counties with the largest populations of fire science professional are:

  1. Anchorage County - 270 fire science professionals
  2. Aleutians East County - 110 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 480 fire science professionals will be working in Alaska. This would require the number of fire science professional to shrink by 0%.

Salary

fire science professionals in Alaska make an average of $74,453 per year. But, salaries for fire science professional can vary. In 2010, fire science professional made as little as less than $30,690 per year or as much as more than $141,970 per year in Alaska. The counties in Alaska with the highest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Aleutians East County - $83,840 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $75,853 per year

Fire science professionals in the following counties in Alaska make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Anchorage County - $75,853 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $83,840 per year

The fire science professionals with highest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $100,930 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $71,730 per year
  3. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $50,700 per year

The fire science professionals with lowest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Municipal Fire Fighting - $71,730 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $50,700 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in fire science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as criminal justice or fire science.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Fire Science in Alaska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 180 $71,730 -14.3%
2
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 150 $100,930 36.4%
3
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 120 $50,700 -20.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are fire science related jobs in Alaska