Fire Science Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 11 accredited fire science schools where fire science faculty who teach fire science classes can find employment. The trends in Oregon'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. Central Oregon Community College

    2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97701

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  2. Chemeketa Community College

    4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, Oregon 97305

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  3. Clackamas Community College

    19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, Oregon 97045-8980

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  4. Clatsop Community College

    1653 Jerome Ave, Astoria, Oregon 97103

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  5. Eastern Oregon University

    One University Blvd, La Grande, Oregon 97850

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  6. Portland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

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  7. Rogue Community College

    3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527-9291

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  8. Southwestern Oregon Community College

    1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-2193

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  9. Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914

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  10. Umpqua Community College

    1140 College Rd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470-0226

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  11. Western Oregon University

    345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, Oregon 97361-1394

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Oregon 2,150
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Oregon.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Oregon

1,670 1,880 2,110 2,220 2,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a growing field in Oregon. There were 480 more fire science professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fire science has grown by 29% in Oregon. 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 Oregon

$56,408 $58,010 $58,378 $61,856 $63,472
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fire science professionals is increasing in Oregon. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $56,408 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $63,472 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$43,390
25th percentile
$54,636
50th percentile
$61,876
75th percentile
$72,954
90th percentile
$89,128

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Oregon, 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 105%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Oregon

Construction Management
$63,322
Criminal Justice
$49,060
Fire Science
$63,472
Forestry
$51,892
Public Administration
$98,075

Fire science professionals in Oregon earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
9
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
9
Total20

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited fire science schools in Oregon is decreasing. In Oregon, there were 130 graduates in 2006. And there were 125 graduates from fire science courses in 2010.

This represents a 4% decrease in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. 45% of these graduates received a associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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