Fire Science Schools In Florida

There are 37 accredited fire science schools in Florida for faculty who teach fire science classes to choose from. The trends in Florida's fire science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fire science includes fire science training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Brevard Community College

    1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, Florida 32922

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  2. Broward College

    225 E las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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  3. College of Central Florida

    3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, Florida 34474

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  4. Chipola College

    3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446-2053

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  5. Daytona State College

    1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

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  6. Edison State College

    8099 College Pky SW, Fort Myers, Florida 33919-0000

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  7. Florida State College at Jacksonville

    501 W State St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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  8. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

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  9. Gulf Coast Community College

    5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, Florida 32401

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  10. Hillsborough Community College

    39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33606-3584

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  11. Indian River State College

    3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596

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  12. Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale

    1500 NW 49th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

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  13. Lake Technical Center

    2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, Florida 32726

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  14. Lake-Sumter Community College

    9501 US Hwy 441, Leesburg, Florida 34788-8751

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  15. Lee County High Tech Center Central

    3800 Michigan Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33916-2204

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  16. State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

    5840 26th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34207

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  17. Manatee Technical Institute

    5603 34th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34210-5603

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  18. Miami Dade College

    300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132-2297

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  19. Mid Florida Tech

    2900 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, Florida 32809

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  20. Northwood University-Florida Education Center

    2600 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-2911

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  21. Palm Beach State College

    4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796

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  22. Pasco-Hernando Community College

    10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, Florida 34654-5199

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  23. Pensacola State College

    1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998

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  24. Polk State College

    999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4299

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  25. Ridge Career Center

    7700 State Rd 544, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-9518

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  26. First Coast Technical College

    2980 Collins Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084-1919

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  27. St Petersburg College

    6021 142nd Ave, Largo, Florida 33760

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  28. Santa Fe College

    3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606

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  29. Sarasota County Technical Institute

    4748 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34233-1798

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  30. Seminole State College of Florida

    100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773-6199

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  31. Saint Johns River State College

    5001 Saint Johns Ave, Palatka, Florida 32177

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  32. South Florida Community College

    600 W College Dr, Avon Park, Florida 33825-9356

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  33. Tallahassee Community College

    444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895

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  34. Washington-Holmes Technical Center

    757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428-1618

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  35. McFatter Technical Center

    6500 Nova Drive, Davie, Florida 33317

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  36. Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center

    1014 SW 7th Rd, Ocala, Florida 34471-3172

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  37. Technical Education Center-Osceola

    501 Simpson Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34744

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Florida 12,430
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 8% are in the state of Florida.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Florida

9,790 11,240 10,610 12,000 12,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fire science professionals is growing in Florida. In 2010 there were 2,640 more fire science professionals working in Florida than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 27%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of fire science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Florida

$53,690 $55,960 $57,858 $58,818 $59,718
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Florida. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $53,690 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $59,718 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Florida

10th percentile
$37,292
25th percentile
$45,425
50th percentile
$57,682
75th percentile
$72,060
90th percentile
$87,760

Thus, there was a 10% growth in fire science professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fire science professionals earning 135% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Florida state.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Florida

Construction Management
$63,314
Criminal Justice
$43,888
Fire Science
$59,718
Forestry
$56,348
Public Administration
$91,162

Fire science professionals in Florida earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
23
bachelor
3
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
19
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The number of students graduating from the 37 accredited fire science schools in Florida is decreasing. In 2006 there were 2,282 fire science graduates from fire science courses in Florida and in 2010 there were 1,668 graduates.

Thus there was a 27% percent decrease in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Florida. Most of these graduates, or 51%, earned a associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Florida

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