Firefighters

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Occupation Description

Firefighters control and put out fires or answer emergency situations where an individual’s well-being, possessions, or the environment are in jeopardy. Their responsibilities may include fire deterrence, emergency medical examination, dangerous material response, search and rescue, and disaster relief.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

297700

Job Openings By 2020

112300

Growth Rate

8.6%

Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth