Fire Science in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Nebraska


Around 0.1% of Nebraska's graduates graduate from fire science certificate programs every year. Thus, Nebraska's 4 fire science schools put out approximately 33 fire science professionals each year.

Top Schools

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a fire science program. It is located in Lincoln. 8 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was $7,224 per year.

Mid-Plains Community College, which is located in North Platte, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Mid-Plains Community College fire science program. Students at Mid-Plains Community College paid $2,550 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska with a fire science program is Southeast Community College Area, which is located in Lincoln. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. 21 students graduated with certificate in fire science from Southeast Community College Area in 2010. Southeast Community College Area charged in-state students $2,205 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Nebraska fire science school, average tuition will be $3,591 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,205 per year to $7,224 per year. In 2010, the fire science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nebraska were:

  1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln - located in Lincoln, students are charged $7,224 per year
  2. Mid-Plains Community College - located in North Platte, students are charged $2,550 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Nebraska fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  2. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year
  3. Mid-Plains Community College - located in North Platte, students are charged $2,550 per year

A fire science certificate from a Nebraska 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 Nebraska. In 2010, there were 1,010 fire science professional working in Nebraska, including 90 fire investigators, 410 municipal fire fightings, and 160 fire-prevention engineers. The Nebraska counties with the largest populations of fire science professional are:

  1. Harrison County - 290 fire science professionals
  2. Lancaster County - 60 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fire science professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,060 fire science professionals working in Nebraska then. Of these 1,060 fire science professionals, the government predicts that an unknown number will be fire investigators, 470 will be municipal fire fightings, and 160 will be fire-prevention engineers.

Salary

On average, fire science professionals earn $60,870 per year. However, Nebraska fire science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $43,870 per year to more than $72,420 per year in 2010. On average fire science professional earn the most in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Lancaster County - $56,570 per year
  2. Harrison County - $56,273 per year

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

  1. Harrison County - $56,273 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $56,570 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $88,350 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $67,280 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $51,820 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $51,820 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $36,030 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in fire science in Nebraska 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 Nebraska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,575 miles from location University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 39.6491 67% 24,100
6,534 miles from location Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha NE 14.4046 n/a 17,003
6,572 miles from location Southeast Community College Area Lincoln NE 19.8121 n/a 11,556
6,784 miles from location Mid-Plains Community College North Platte NE 22.0593 n/a 2,765
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 410 $67,280
2
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 350 $36,030 133.3%
3
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 160 $88,350 33.3%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 90 $51,820 0.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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