Fire Science in Washington State

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Washington State


Around 0.1% of Washington State's graduates graduate from fire science certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 218 fire science professionals graduate from Washington State's 14 fire science schools.

Top Schools

Edmonds Community College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a fire science program. It is located in Lynnwood. In 2010, Edmonds Community College graduated 4 students from its fire science program. The tuition rate at Edmonds Community College was $3,566 per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State that has a fire science program is Walla Walla Community College. Walla Walla Community College, which was ranked 83rd in the country in 2010, is located in Walla Walla. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Walla Walla Community College fire science program. The tuition rate at Walla Walla Community College was $3,390 per year.

Yakima Valley Community College, which is located in Yakima, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Yakima Valley Community College fire science program. Students at Yakima Valley Community College paid $3,442 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Fire science schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $3,473 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,111 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Bates Technical College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $5,111 per year
  2. Clover Park Technical College - located in Lakewood, students are charged $4,419 per year
  3. Edmonds Community College - located in Lynnwood, students are charged $3,566 per year

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

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  3. Bellevue College - located in Bellevue, students are charged $3,060 per year

A fire science certificate from a Washington State school... what next?

Many Washington State fire science graduates become a municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. In 2010, there were 3,180 fire science professional working in Washington State, including 180 fire investigators, 1,820 municipal fire fightings, and 500 fire-prevention engineers. The largest populations of Washington State fire science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. King County - 1,330 fire science professionals
  2. Benton County - 250 fire science professionals
  3. Pierce County - 250 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 4,070 fire science professionals will be working in Washington State. This would require the number of fire science professional to grow by 9%.

Salary

fire science professionals in Washington State make an average of $74,628 per year. However, this number is only an average. Fire science professional in Washington State had varying salaries from $27,590 to $131,160 per year in 2010. On average fire science professional earn the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Benton County - $93,690 per year
  2. Kitsap County - $92,390 per year
  3. Thurston County - $89,420 per year

On average, fire science professionals earn the least in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Whatcom County - $45,530 per year
  2. Columbia County - $53,000 per year
  3. Grays Harbor County - $63,240 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $89,130 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $88,070 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $75,680 per year

The fire science professionals with lowest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Fire Investigator - $75,680 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $45,630 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,680 miles from location Bellevue College Bellevue WA 15.3084 n/a 14,010
7,680 miles from location Edmonds Community College Lynnwood WA 17.534 n/a 9,658
7,670 miles from location Everett Community College Everett WA 13.4947 n/a 8,313
7,710 miles from location Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood WA 12.9816 n/a 8,188
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,585 miles from location Columbia Basin College Pasco WA 10.7425 n/a 6,978
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,662 miles from location Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon WA 14.1008 n/a 5,676
7,729 miles from location South Puget Sound Community College Olympia WA 13.4048 n/a 5,651
7,702 miles from location Bates Technical College Tacoma WA 15.6162 n/a 5,458
7,552 miles from location Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla WA 17.3035 n/a 5,053
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,756 miles from location Lower Columbia College Longview WA 16.7356 n/a 4,290
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 1,820 $88,070 0.6%
2
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 680 $45,630 -43.8%
3
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 500 $89,130 -12.3%
4
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 180 $75,680 -21.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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