Fire Science in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Tennessee


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Tennessee graduates receive certificates in fire science. Thus, Tennessee's 3 fire science schools put out approximately 42 fire science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a fire science program is Southwest Tennessee Community College, which is located in Memphis. In 2010, it was ranked 85th nationwide. In 2010, Southwest Tennessee Community College graduated 3 students from its fire science program. The tuition rate at Southwest Tennessee Community College was $3,117 per year.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a fire science program is Volunteer State Community College, which is located in Gallatin. In 2010, it was ranked 85th nationwide. In 2010, Volunteer State Community College graduated 23 students from its fire science program. Volunteer State Community College charged in-state students $3,101 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a fire science program is Chattanooga State Community College. Chattanooga State Community College, which was ranked 92nd in the country in 2010, is located in Chattanooga. In 2010, Chattanooga State Community College graduated 13 students from its fire science programs. Tuition at Chattanooga State Community College was $3,290 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's fire science schools ranges from $3,290 per year to $3,101 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,169 per year. In 2010, the following Tennessee fire science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Chattanooga State Community College - located in Chattanooga, students are charged $3,290 per year
  2. Southwest Tennessee Community College - located in Memphis, students are charged $3,117 per year
  3. Volunteer State Community College - located in Gallatin, students are charged $3,101 per year

The following Tennessee fire science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Volunteer State Community College - located in Gallatin, students are charged $3,101 per year
  2. Southwest Tennessee Community College - located in Memphis, students are charged $3,117 per year
  3. Chattanooga State Community College - located in Chattanooga, students are charged $3,290 per year

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

fire science graduates in Tennessee 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 Tennessee, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,950 Tennessee fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 250 fire investigators, 1,080 municipal fire fightings, and 410 fire-prevention engineers. In Tennessee, the largest numbers of fire science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Cannon County - 690 fire science professionals
  2. Crittenden County - 560 fire science professionals
  3. Anderson County - 450 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of fire science professionals in Tennessee will grow by 9%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,500 fire science professionals working in Tennessee. The greatest growth for fire science professional is predicted to be amongst Fire Alarm Systems Installers, who are expected to increase by 11% by 2018.

Salary

On average, fire science professionals earn $52,603 per year. However, Tennessee fire science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,930 per year to more than $114,890 per year in 2010. On average fire science professional earn the most in the following Tennessee counties:

  1. Campbell County - $59,100 per year
  2. Catoosa County - $57,500 per year
  3. Anderson County - $57,320 per year

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

  1. Carter County - $23,660 per year
  2. Chester County - $31,690 per year
  3. Bedford County - $38,790 per year

The fire science professionals with highest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $71,090 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $56,030 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $48,370 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $48,370 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $34,920 per year

More Information

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

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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
6,227 miles from location Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis TN 14.7936 100% 13,016
5,956 miles from location Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga TN 8.14202 n/a 9,431
6,030 miles from location Volunteer State Community College Gallatin TN 14.7314 77% 8,430
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 1,210 $34,920 30.1%
2
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 1,080 $56,030 21.3%
3
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 410 $71,090 -22.6%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 250 $48,370 -32.4%
 

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