There are schools offering fire science degrees in Wisconsin!
Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Wisconsin
Around 0.1% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from fire science certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 162 fire science professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 9 fire science schools.
The top-ranked school in Wisconsin with a fire science program is University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which is located in Oshkosh. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh graduated 7 students from its fire science program. The tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was $6,680 per year.
Fox Valley Technical College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a fire science program. It is located in Appleton. In 2010, 60 students graduated from Fox Valley Technical College fire science program. Fox Valley Technical College charged in-state students $3,650 in tuition fees per year.
Western Technical College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a fire science program. It is located in La Crosse. 10 students graduated with certificate in fire science from Western Technical College in 2010. The tuition rate at Western Technical College was $3,446 per year.
Tuition at Wisconsin's fire science schools ranges from $6,680 per year to $3,339 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,840 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Wisconsin fire science schools were charged at the following schools:
- University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - located in Oshkosh, students are charged $6,680 per year
- Fox Valley Technical College - located in Appleton, students are charged $3,650 per year
- Milwaukee Area Technical College - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $3,620 per year
The fire science schools in Wisconsin that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Blackhawk Technical College - located in Janesville, students are charged $3,339 per year
- Gateway Technical College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $3,379 per year
- Madison Area Technical College - located in Madison, students are charged $3,433 per year
A fire science certificate from a Wisconsin school... what next?
Many Wisconsin fire science graduates become a municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. 1,730 fire science professionals were working in Wisconsin in 2010. Of these, 250 were fire investigators. In addition, 720 were municipal fire fightings, and 190 were fire-prevention engineers. The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin fire science professionals:
- Milwaukee County - 550 fire science professionals
- Adams County - 90 fire science professionals
- Dodge County - 50 fire science professionals
The government projects that the number of fire science professionals in Wisconsin will grow by 5%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,680 fire science professionals working in Wisconsin. The greatest growth for fire science professional is predicted to be amongst Fire Alarm Systems Installers, who are expected to increase by 7% by 2018.
fire science professionals in Wisconsin make an average of $53,548 per year. However, this number is only an average. Fire science professional in Wisconsin had varying salaries from $15,570 to $96,010 per year in 2010. The counties in Wisconsin with the highest average salary for fire science professionals are:
- Brown County - $63,520 per year
- Columbia County - $58,750 per year
- Milwaukee County - $56,295 per year
Fire science professionals in the following counties in Wisconsin make the lowest salaries on average:
- Adams County - $41,960 per year
- Barron County - $45,720 per year
- Chippewa County - $45,800 per year
On average, the highest paid fire science professionals in Wisconsin were:
- Fire Prevention Engineer - $73,960 per year
- Municipal Fire Fighting - $53,510 per year
- Fire Investigator - $45,630 per year
The fire science professionals with lowest average salaries in Wisconsin were:
- Fire Investigator - $45,630 per year
- Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $41,090 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin
- Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science in Wisconsin
- Certificate in Fire Science in Wisconsin
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||720||$53,510||-2.7%|
|Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers||570||$41,090||46.2%|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators||250||$45,630|
|Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||190||$73,960||-36.7%|
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