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Fire Science Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 5 accredited schools where fire science classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fire science academic community in Minnesota, and the future trends in fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Northwest Technical College

    905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601-4907

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  2. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399

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  3. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  4. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  5. Northland Community and Technical College

    1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Minnesota 1,660
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Minnesota

2,600 2,370 2,040 1,870 1,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, the field of fire science is shrinking. In Minnesota, 940 less fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fire science professionals has shrunk by 36%. This decline 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 Minnesota

$55,173 $57,623 $60,370 $63,072 $63,950
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Minnesota. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $55,173 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $63,950 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Minnesota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Minnesota state, within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fire science professionals earn 97% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Minnesota, fire science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fire science professionals is decreasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fire science schools in Minnesota state is decreasing. In Minnesota, there were 112 graduates in 2006. And there were 55 graduates from fire science courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 51%. Most of these graduates, or 70%, earned an undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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