Fire Science Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 13 accredited fire science schools where fire science faculty who teach fire science classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fire science academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science
  • Bachelors degree in Fire Science


  1. Community College of the Air Force

    100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-0011

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  2. Central Alabama Community College

    1675 Cherokee Rd, Alexander City, Alabama 35010

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  3. Athens State University

    300 N Beaty St, Athens, Alabama 35611

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  4. Chattahoochee Valley Community College

    2602 College Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36869

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  5. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

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  6. Jefferson Davis Community College

    220 Alco Dr, Brewton, Alabama 36426

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  7. Jefferson State Community College

    2601 Carson Rd, Birmingham, Alabama 35215-3098

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  8. John C Calhoun State Community College

    6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671

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  9. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

    3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717

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  10. Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals

    800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

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  11. Shelton State Community College

    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

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  12. Southern Union State Community College

    750 Roberts St, Wadley, Alabama 36276

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  13. Columbia Southern University

    21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561-9000

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Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Alabama 2,350
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Alabama

1,400 1,920 1,980 2,250 2,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a growing field in Alabama. In Alabama, 950 more fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alabama, this field has grown by 68% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for fire science professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of fire science professionals working around the nation.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$44,450 $50,903 $54,372 $49,492 $51,640
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by fire science professionals are increasing. In 2006 fire science professionals made a mean salary of $44,450 per year, and in 2010 they made $51,640 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Alabama

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This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Alabama, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science. The pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 139%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Alabama

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Alabama, fire science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited fire science schools in Alabama is increasing. In 2006, 222 students graduated from fire science courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 662 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 198%. A majority of these graduates, or 53%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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