Fire Science Schools In Louisiana

There are 3 accredited fire science schools in Louisiana for faculty who teach fire science classes to choose from. The trends in Louisiana'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


  1. Delgado Community College

    615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

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  2. Louisiana State University Eunice

    2048 Johnson Hwy, Eunice, Louisiana 70535

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  3. Southern University at Shreveport

    3050 Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107

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Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Louisiana 3,120
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Louisiana.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Louisiana

2,730 3,060 3,170 3,450 3,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Louisiana, fire science is a growing field. 390 more fire science professionals were working in Louisiana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fire science has grown by 14% in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana

$43,463 $46,010 $45,172 $47,935 $48,688
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Louisiana. In 2006 fire science professionals made a mean salary of $43,463 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,688 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Louisiana

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Thus, fire science professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Louisiana, 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 126%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Louisiana

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Louisiana, fire science professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited fire science schools in Louisiana is increasing. In 2006 there were 20 fire science graduates from fire science courses in Louisiana and in 2010 there were 60 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Louisiana by 200%. Most of these graduates, or 71%, earned an undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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