Fire Prevention & Safety Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

4,090

declining 16.9%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$2,379

growing 0.592%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$35,700

growing 3.99%

Average Wage

$62,487

growing 2.05%

People in Workforce

1.08M

growing 7.86%

Average Employee Age

39.3

growing 0.186%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Fire Prevention & Safety Technology degree recipients are Monterey Park, CA, Largo, FL, and San Marcos, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Fire Prevention & Safety Technology degree recipients are Weed, CA, Paterson, NJ, and Monterey Park, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Fire Prevention & Safety Technology is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology and the types of students that study this field. East Los Angeles College awards the most degrees in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology in the US, but College of the Siskiyous and Rio Hondo College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology.

Tuition costs for Fire Prevention & Safety Technology majors are, on average, $2,379 for in-state public colleges, and $35,700 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Fire Prevention & Safety Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (164 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (3,078 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology, is Public, 2-year (3,078 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Fire Prevention & Safety Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$2,379

Median In-State Public

$35,700

Median Out of State Private

East Los Angeles College has the most Fire Prevention & Safety Technology degree recipients, with 258 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution

  1. 14.5%

  2. 7.05%

  3. 6.74%

Out of all institutions that offer Fire Prevention & Safety Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, College of the Siskiyous and Rio Hondo College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology, with 14.5% and 7.05%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $62,487 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Miscellaneous managers, and Social workers.

The industry that employs the most Protective Services majors is Justice, public order, & safety activities , though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$62,487

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,265

2.05%

1 Year Growth

± 2.83%

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $62,487 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Miscellaneous managers, and Social workers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Protective Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Protective Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Police officers, Miscellaneous managers, and Social workers.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Protective Services majors are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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1.08M

2017 Workforce

± 25,466

7.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.14%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 7.86%, from 1M in 2016 to 1.08M in 2017.

The largest single share of Protective Services graduates go on to work as Police officers (11.8%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Protective Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Elementary & secondary schools, and Legal services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Fire Prevention & Safety Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

1.08M

2017 Workforce

± 25,466

7.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.14%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 7.86%, from 1M in 2016 to 1.08M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Protective Services graduates by share is Justice, public order, & safety activities , followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Protective Services.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Protective Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Protective Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Protective Services is 39.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Protective Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,588) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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39.3

Average Age in 2017

± 0.27 Years

0.186%

1 Year Change

± 0.992%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Protective Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 31 years old, which represent 3.94% and 3.83% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology are Associates Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Protective Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (91.9%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,588 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    950 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    157 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    156 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien Male

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown Male

    13 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Fire Prevention & Safety Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Fire Prevention & Safety Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    10,875 degree recipients

  2. India

    4,308 degree recipients

  3. Jamaica

    3,966 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Chile

    4.26 times more than expected

  2. Egypt

    3.62 times more than expected

  3. Lebanon

    3.42 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Chile that hold Protective Services degrees (4.26 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (10,875 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Fire Prevention & Safety Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fire Prevention & Safety Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fire Prevention & Safety Technology majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Fire Prevention & Safety Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Monitoring, Critical Thinking, and Coordination are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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