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Fire Science in Georgia

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Georgia

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Georgia students graduate with certificates in fire science. Thus, Georgia's 16 fire science schools put out approximately 343 fire science professionals each year.

Top Schools

North Georgia Technical College, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a fire science program. It is located in Clarkesville. In 2010, 11 students graduated from North Georgia Technical College's fire science program. The tuition rate at North Georgia Technical College was $2,310 per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia that has a fire science program is Reinhardt University. Reinhardt University, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Waleska. The tuition rate at Reinhardt University was $17,166 per year.

Albany Technical College, which is located in Albany, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. 127 students graduated with certificate in fire science from Albany Technical College in 2010. Students at Albany Technical College paid $2,268 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Georgia's fire science schools ranges from $17,166 per year to $1,863 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,246 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Reinhardt University - located in Waleska, students are charged $17,166 per year
  2. Georgia Perimeter College - located in Decatur, students are charged $2,680 per year
  3. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - located in Valdosta, students are charged $2,528 per year

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

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Albany Technical College - located in Albany, students are charged $2,268 per year
  3. Southern Crescent Technical College - located in Griffin, students are charged $2,268 per year

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

Many Georgia fire science graduates become a forest fire inspector, municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. 4,740 fire science professionals were working in Georgia in 2010. Of these, 280 were fire investigators. In addition, were forest fire inspectors, and 2,190 were municipal fire fightings. In Georgia, the largest numbers of fire science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 3,080 fire science professionals
  2. Appling County - 140 fire science professionals
  3. Burke County - 100 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 4,310 fire science professionals will be working in Georgia. This would require the number of fire science professional to grow by 8%.


On average, fire science professionals earn a salary of $49,736 per year in Georgia state. In 2010, however, some Georgia fire science professional earned as little as less than $17,780 per year or as much as more than $113,140 per year. The counties in Georgia with the highest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Barrow County - $56,368 per year
  2. Baldwin County - $48,320 per year
  3. Burke County - $38,770 per year

The Georgia counties with the lowest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Russell County - $28,800 per year
  2. Brantley County - $33,480 per year
  3. Bryan County - $36,910 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $71,840 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $52,380 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $48,310 per year

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

  1. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $38,740 per year
  2. Forest Fire Inspector - $37,410 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists n/a $37,410
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 2,190 $52,380 12.9%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,440 $38,740 -15.8%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 830 $71,840 -21.7%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 280 $48,310 -45.1%

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