Demographic information on Firefighters in the US. The average age of male Firefighters in the workforce is 38.6 and of female Firefighters is 38.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firefighters is White.
Data on higher education choices for Firefighters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Firefighters is Business but a relatively high number of Firefighters hold a major in Agriculture.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Firefighters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firefighters need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Coordination, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firefighters need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.
Projections on wages and job growth for Firefighters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Firefighters are expected to see a growth of 5.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.