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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Arizona

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Arizona receive fire science certificates every year. That means an estimated 574 fire science professionals graduate from Arizona's 19 fire science schools each year.

Top Schools

East Valley Institute of Technology, which is located in Mesa, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a certificate in fire science from East Valley Institute of Technology in 2010.

Grand Canyon University, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a fire science program. It is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 53 students graduated from Grand Canyon University fire science program. Tuition at Grand Canyon University was $16,500 per year.

Rio Salado College, which is located in Tempe, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. 5 students graduated with certificate in fire science from Rio Salado College in 2010. The tuition rate at Rio Salado College was $1,734 per year.


If you choose to attend a Arizona fire science school, average tuition will be $2,425 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,412 per year to $16,500 per year. In 2010, the fire science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  2. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year
  3. Coconino County Community College - located in Flagstaff, students are charged $2,040 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

A fire science certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs fire science graduates in Arizona pursue include municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. 4,050 fire science professionals were working in Arizona in 2010. Of these, 210 were fire investigators. In addition, 2,020 were municipal fire fightings, and 330 were fire-prevention engineers. The largest populations of Arizona fire science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 2,780 fire science professionals
  2. Pima County - 410 fire science professionals
  3. Apache County - 190 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of fire science professionals in Arizona will shrink by 0%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,230 fire science professionals working in Arizona. The greatest decline for fire science professional is predicted to be amongst Fire Investigators, who are expected to increase by 0% by 2018.


On average, fire science professionals earn a salary of $59,093 per year in Arizona state. In 2010, however, some Arizona fire science professional earned as little as less than $16,210 per year or as much as more than $129,700 per year. On average fire science professional earn the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Yavapai County - $84,520 per year
  2. Yuma County - $63,960 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $62,705 per year

Fire science professionals in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Apache County - $49,790 per year
  2. Cochise County - $53,350 per year
  3. Pima County - $53,553 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $72,850 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $72,090 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $60,040 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $60,040 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $31,390 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in fire science. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Fire Science in Arizona
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 2,020 $72,090 45.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,490 $31,390 -29.7%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 330 $72,850 -53.5%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 210 $60,040 31.3%

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