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Fire Science Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 14 accredited schools where fire science classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of Massachusetts, which encompasses fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  2. Berkshire Community College

    1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5786

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  3. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  4. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  5. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  6. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

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  7. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  8. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  9. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  10. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  11. Quincy College

    24 Saville Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

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  12. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092

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  13. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  14. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Massachusetts 5,030
National 154,160

Approximately 3% of the country's fire science professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Massachusetts

4,100 5,000 5,350 5,660 5,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, fire science is a growing field. In 2010 there were 930 more fire science professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has grown by 23% 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 Massachusetts

$63,318 $65,508 $67,018 $67,510 $68,932
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Massachusetts. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $63,318 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $68,932 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, fire science professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. 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 116% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Massachusetts, fire science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited fire science schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 170 fire science graduates from fire science courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 206 graduates.

Thus there was a 21% percent increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. A majority of these graduates, or 63%, graduated with a associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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