Fire Science in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in New Mexico


Around 0.1% of New Mexico's graduates graduate from fire science certificate programs every year. Thus, New Mexico's 8 fire science schools put out approximately 26 fire science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico with a fire science program is New Mexico Junior College, which is located in Hobbs. In 2010, it was ranked 84th nationwide. In 2010, no students graduated from New Mexico Junior College's fire science program. Tuition at New Mexico Junior College was $1,076 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a fire science program is Northern New Mexico College. Northern New Mexico College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Espanola. The tuition rate at Northern New Mexico College was $2,594 per year.

The third-ranked school in New Mexico with a fire science program is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, which is located in Roswell. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus fire science program. Tuition at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus was $1,339 per year.

Cost

Tuition at New Mexico's fire science schools ranges from $2,594 per year to $814 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,375 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northern New Mexico College - located in Espanola, students are charged $2,594 per year
  2. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo - located in Alamogordo, students are charged $1,387 per year

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

  1. Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
  2. Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
  3. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year

A fire science certificate from a New Mexico 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 New Mexico. In 2010, there were 970 fire science professional working in New Mexico, including 80 fire investigators, 300 municipal fire fightings, and 240 fire-prevention engineers. The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of fire science professional are:

  1. Bernalillo County - 400 fire science professionals
  2. Chaves County - 190 fire science professionals
  3. Los Alamos County - 60 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,090 fire science professionals will be working in New Mexico. This would require the number of fire science professional to grow by 14%.

Salary

On average, fire science professionals earn $58,663 per year. In 2010, however, some New Mexico fire science professional earned as little as less than $16,300 per year or as much as more than $139,680 per year. The counties in New Mexico with the highest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Los Alamos County - $95,100 per year
  2. Chaves County - $63,127 per year
  3. Bernalillo County - $59,050 per year

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

  1. Dona Ana County - $24,540 per year
  2. San Juan County - $55,400 per year
  3. Bernalillo County - $59,050 per year

The fire science professionals with highest average salaries in New Mexico were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $92,920 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $53,920 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $53,850 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $53,850 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $33,960 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico 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 New Mexico
  • Certificate in Fire Science in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,162 miles from location Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque NM 11.3262 n/a 27,999
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
6,974 miles from location Clovis Community College Clovis NM 5.1584 n/a 4,282
7,146 miles from location New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Alamogordo NM 8.00277 n/a 3,641
6,990 miles from location New Mexico Junior College Hobbs NM 15.5192 n/a 2,313
7,121 miles from location Northern New Mexico College Espanola NM 14.3259 n/a 2,066
7,078 miles from location Luna Community College Las Vegas NM 9.23049 n/a 1,791
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 350 $33,960 -27.1%
2
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 300 $53,920 7.1%
3
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 240 $92,920 -4.0%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 80 $53,850 -20.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are fire science related jobs in New Mexico