Fire Science in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Minnesota graduates receive certificates in fire science. Thus, Minnesota's 5 fire science schools put out approximately 103 fire science professionals each year.

Top Schools

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a fire science program. It is located in Fergus Falls. 12 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in 2010. The tuition rate at Minnesota State Community and Technical College was $5,033 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a fire science program is Hennepin Technical College, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. In 2010, 41 students graduated from Hennepin Technical College fire science program. Hennepin Technical College charged in-state students $4,630 in tuition fees per year.

Northland Community and Technical College, which is located in Thief River Falls, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 86th in the country in 2010. 11 students graduated with certificate in fire science from Northland Community and Technical College in 2010. Students at Northland Community and Technical College paid $5,099 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Fire science schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $4,890 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,099 per year, or as little as $4,608 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota fire science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Northland Community and Technical College - located in Thief River Falls, students are charged $5,099 per year
  2. Northwest Technical College - located in Bemidji, students are charged $5,082 per year
  3. Minnesota State Community and Technical College - located in Fergus Falls, students are charged $5,033 per year

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

  1. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  2. Hennepin Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,630 per year
  3. Minnesota State Community and Technical College - located in Fergus Falls, students are charged $5,033 per year

A fire science certificate from a Minnesota school... what next?

Municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer are the professions of choice for a majority of fire science graduates in Minnesota. If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,660 Minnesota fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 120 fire investigators, 630 municipal fire fightings, and 270 fire-prevention engineers. The largest populations of Minnesota fire science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 1,240 fire science professionals
  2. Carlton County - 80 fire science professionals
  3. Becker County - 40 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of fire science professionals in the state of Minnesota will grow to 2,560. This would require a 10% growth in the field.

Salary

fire science professionals in Minnesota earn $63,950 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Fire science professional in Minnesota had varying salaries from $22,300 to $110,360 per year in 2010. The following counties in Minnesota have the highest average salaries for fire science professionals:

  1. Anoka County - $66,338 per year
  2. Brown County - $56,120 per year
  3. Carlton County - $48,430 per year

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

  1. Becker County - $42,320 per year
  2. Carlton County - $48,430 per year
  3. Brown County - $56,120 per year

On average, the highest paid fire science professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $80,330 per year
  2. Fire Investigator - $65,190 per year
  3. Municipal Fire Fighting - $64,060 per year

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

  1. Municipal Fire Fighting - $64,060 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $46,220 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in fire science in Minnesota 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 Minnesota
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,516 miles from location Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls MN 16.8896 n/a 6,732
6,391 miles from location Hennepin Technical College Minneapolis MN 14.4772 n/a 6,395
6,326 miles from location Lake Superior College Duluth MN 12.6413 n/a 4,898
6,509 miles from location Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls MN 14.4508 n/a 4,243
6,452 miles from location Northwest Technical College Bemidji MN 13.3048 n/a 1,535
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 640 $46,220 -36.0%
2
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 630 $64,060 18.9%
3
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 270 $80,330 -30.8%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 120 $65,190 -14.3%
 

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