Fire Science in Nevada

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Nevada


Around 0.1% of Nevada's graduates graduate from fire science certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 47 fire science professionals graduate from Nevada's 2 fire science schools.

Top Schools

Truckee Meadows Community College, which is located in Reno, is the top-ranked school in Nevada that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 88th in the country in 2010. 34 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from Truckee Meadows Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Truckee Meadows Community College was $2,243 per year.

The second-ranked school in Nevada with a fire science program is College of Southern Nevada, which is located in Las Vegas. In 2010, it was ranked 91st nationwide. 10 students graduated with certificate in fire science from College of Southern Nevada in 2010. Students at College of Southern Nevada paid $2,243 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Nevada's fire science schools ranges from $2,243 per year to $2,243 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,243 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nevada fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

  1. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs fire science graduates in Nevada pursue include municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. Nevada had 1,430 fire science professionals in 2010. 140 of these fire science professionals were fire investigators, 500 were municipal fire fightings, and 150 were fire-prevention engineers. In Nevada, the largest numbers of fire science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 940 fire science professionals
  2. Pinal County - 210 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,940 fire science professionals will be working in Nevada. This would require the number of fire science professional to shrink by -1%.

Salary

On average, fire science professionals earn $72,253 per year. But, salaries for fire science professional can vary. In 2010, fire science professional made as little as less than $32,490 per year or as much as more than $120,400 per year in Nevada. The counties in Nevada with the highest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Clark County - $75,643 per year
  2. Pinal County - $54,840 per year

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

  1. Pinal County - $54,840 per year
  2. Clark County - $75,643 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $82,760 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $78,880 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $76,930 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $76,930 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $50,440 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nevada statistics regarding a career in fire science. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Nevada
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Nevada

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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
7,617 miles from location College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas NV 8.76905 n/a 42,108
7,783 miles from location Truckee Meadows Community College Reno NV 11.7657 n/a 12,942
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 640 $50,440 93.9%
2
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 500 $78,880 -13.8%
3
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 150 $82,760 0.0%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 140 $76,930 16.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are fire science related jobs in Nevada