Fire Science in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Arkansas


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Arkansas students graduate with certificates in fire science. In other words, every year an estimated 140 fire science professionals graduate from Arkansas' 3 fire science schools.

Top Schools

Southern Arkansas University Tech, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a fire science program. It is located in Camden. In 2010, 118 students graduated from Southern Arkansas University Tech's fire science program. Tuition at Southern Arkansas University Tech was $3,270 per year.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College, which is located in Bentonville, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 88th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 8 students graduated from NorthWest Arkansas Community College fire science program. NorthWest Arkansas Community College charged in-state students $2,613 in tuition fees per year.

Black River Technical College, which is located in Pocahontas, is the third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Black River Technical College graduated 8 students from its fire science programs. The tuition rate at Black River Technical College was $1,968 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arkansas' fire science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,617 per year, though tuition can range from $3,270 per year to $1,968 per year. In 2010, the fire science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arkansas were:

  1. Southern Arkansas University Tech - located in Camden, students are charged $3,270 per year
  2. NorthWest Arkansas Community College - located in Bentonville, students are charged $2,613 per year
  3. Black River Technical College - located in Pocahontas, students are charged $1,968 per year

The fire science schools in Arkansas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Black River Technical College - located in Pocahontas, students are charged $1,968 per year
  2. NorthWest Arkansas Community College - located in Bentonville, students are charged $2,613 per year
  3. Southern Arkansas University Tech - located in Camden, students are charged $3,270 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs fire science graduates in Arkansas pursue include forest fire inspector, municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. In 2010, there were 1,210 fire science professional working in Arkansas, including 50 fire investigators, 180 forest fire inspectors, and 510 municipal fire fightings. The following counties have the largest number of Arkansas fire science professionals:

  1. Faulkner County - 360 fire science professionals
  2. Benton County - 130 fire science professionals
  3. Arkansas County - 90 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fire science professionals is expected to grow by 20% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,570 fire science professionals working in Arkansas then. Of these 1,570 fire science professionals, the government predicts that 80 will be fire investigators, 230 will be forest fire inspectors, and 600 will be municipal fire fightings.

Salary

On average, fire science professionals earn $38,920 per year. But, salaries for fire science professional can vary. In 2010, fire science professional made as little as less than $20,390 per year or as much as more than $110,390 per year in Arkansas. On average fire science professional earn the most in the following Arkansas counties:

  1. Arkansas County - $65,240 per year
  2. Crawford County - $53,390 per year
  3. Benton County - $44,665 per year

The following counties in Arkansas have the lowest average salaries for fire science professional:

  1. Faulkner County - $42,775 per year
  2. Benton County - $44,665 per year
  3. Crawford County - $53,390 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $64,080 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $54,820 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $45,890 per year

On average, the lowest paid fire science professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $29,810 per year
  2. Forest Fire Inspector - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in fire science in Arkansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or fire science, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Fire Science in Arkansas
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Arkansas

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
6,457 miles from location NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville AR 12.1506 n/a 8,006
6,278 miles from location Black River Technical College Pocahontas AR 11.1352 n/a 2,239
6,388 miles from location Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden AR 20.378 n/a 2,007
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 510 $54,820 75.9%
2
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 350 $29,810 9.4%
3
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists + 180 n/a 12.5%
4
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 120 $64,080 -20.0%
5
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 50 $45,890 25.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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