Fire Science in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in South Carolina


Each year, approximately 0.0% of South Carolina graduates receive certificates in fire science. Thus, South Carolina's 2 fire science schools put out approximately 17 fire science professionals each year.

Top Schools

Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which is located in Conway, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 90th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Horry-Georgetown Technical College graduated no students from its fire science program. The tuition rate at Horry-Georgetown Technical College was $3,446 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a fire science program is Greenville Technical College. Greenville Technical College, which was ranked 90th in the country in 2010, is located in Greenville. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Greenville Technical College fire science program. The tuition rate at Greenville Technical College was $3,636 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Carolina fire science school, average tuition will be $3,541 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,446 per year to $3,636 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year
  2. Horry-Georgetown Technical College - located in Conway, students are charged $3,446 per year

The following South Carolina fire science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Horry-Georgetown Technical College - located in Conway, students are charged $3,446 per year
  2. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

A fire science certificate from a South Carolina school... what next?

Many South Carolina fire science graduates become a municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. South Carolina had 2,390 fire science professionals in 2010. 330 of these fire science professionals were fire investigators, 950 were municipal fire fightings, and 480 were fire-prevention engineers. The following counties have the largest number of South Carolina fire science professionals:

  1. Calhoun County - 490 fire science professionals
  2. Berkeley County - 430 fire science professionals
  3. Greenville County - 390 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of fire science professionals in South Carolina will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,500 fire science professionals working in South Carolina. The greatest growth for fire science professional is predicted to be amongst Fire Alarm Systems Installers, who are expected to increase by 20% by 2018.

Salary

fire science professionals in South Carolina make an average of $49,628 per year. However, South Carolina fire science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,470 per year to more than $111,250 per year in 2010. Fire science professionals in the following South Carolina counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Beaufort County - $62,290 per year
  2. Allendale County - $56,200 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $53,225 per year

On average, fire science professionals earn the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Anderson County - $34,360 per year
  2. Darlington County - $38,110 per year
  3. Spartanburg County - $38,760 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $76,300 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $49,300 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $40,460 per year

The fire science professionals with lowest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Fire Investigator - $40,460 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $32,450 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,792 miles from location Greenville Technical College Greenville SC 10.0617 n/a 15,089
5,603 miles from location Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway SC 10.297 n/a 7,252
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 950 $49,300 69.6%
2
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 630 $32,450 28.6%
3
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 480 $76,300 -18.6%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 330 $40,460 65.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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