Fire Science in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Pennsylvania


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Pennsylvania receive fire science certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 40 fire science professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 11 fire science schools.

Top Schools

Holy Family University, which is located in Philadelphia, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Holy Family University's fire science program. Students at Holy Family University paid $23,520 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a fire science program is Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, which is located in Willow Street. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a fire science program is Northampton County Area Community College. Northampton County Area Community College, which was ranked 84th in the country in 2010, is located in Bethlehem. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Northampton County Area Community College fire science program. Tuition at Northampton County Area Community College was $3,270 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Pennsylvania's fire science schools ranges from $23,520 per year to $2,700 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,893 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania fire science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Holy Family University - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $23,520 per year
  2. Community College of Philadelphia - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $4,320 per year
  3. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg - located in Harrisburg, students are charged $3,835 per year

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

  1. Westmoreland County Community College - located in Youngwood, students are charged $2,700 per year
  2. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  3. Luzerne County Community College - located in Nanticoke, students are charged $3,090 per year

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

fire science graduates in Pennsylvania can go into a variety of professions such as municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Pennsylvania, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,430 Pennsylvania fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 360 fire investigators, 1,190 municipal fire fightings, and 1,260 fire-prevention engineers. The largest populations of Pennsylvania fire science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 1,990 fire science professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 1,010 fire science professionals
  3. Warren County - 340 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of fire science professionals in the state of Pennsylvania will grow to 5,600. This would require a 10% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, fire science professionals earn $57,355 per year. However, Pennsylvania fire science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,250 per year to more than $115,940 per year in 2010. The following counties in Pennsylvania have the highest average salaries for fire science professionals:

  1. Bedford County - $67,530 per year
  2. Warren County - $61,428 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $61,330 per year

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

  1. Erie County - $40,060 per year
  2. Berks County - $45,190 per year
  3. Lackawanna County - $45,250 per year

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

  1. Municipal Fire Fighting - $70,580 per year
  2. Fire Prevention Engineer - $69,920 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $45,160 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $45,160 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $43,760 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,535 miles from location Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg PA 13.2135 n/a 22,529
5,701 miles from location Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 12.0174 n/a 20,520
5,442 miles from location Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 10.286 n/a 19,048
5,459 miles from location Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem PA 16.3564 n/a 11,196
5,435 miles from location Bucks County Community College Newtown PA 11.0775 n/a 11,009
5,450 miles from location Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus Blue Bell PA 10.9488 n/a 10,500
5,499 miles from location Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke PA 12.9331 n/a 7,130
5,675 miles from location Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood PA 11.809 n/a 7,089
5,698 miles from location Butler County Community College Butler PA 10.7461 n/a 4,278
5,434 miles from location Holy Family University Philadelphia PA 30.2087 42% 3,343
5,500 miles from location Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Willow Street PA 29.0259 n/a 483
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 2,620 $43,760 55.0%
2
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 1,260 $69,920 27.3%
3
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 1,190 $70,580 -3.3%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 360 $45,160 16.1%
 

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