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Fire Science Schools In Mississippi

Fire Science classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited fire science school in Mississippi. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of Mississippi, which encompasses fire science training at the fire science associates degree level.


  1. Meridian Community College

    910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801

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Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Mississippi 1,310
National 154,160

Approximately 1% of the country's fire science professionals work in Mississippi state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Mississippi

1,770 1,710 1,650 1,360 1,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a shrinking field in Mississippi. In 2010 there were 460 less fire science professionals working in Mississippi than there were in 2006. This represents a 26% decline in the field. This decline 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 Mississippi

$37,878 $38,798 $39,524 $43,218 $39,812
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Mississippi. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $37,878 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,812 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Mississippi

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Thus, fire science professionals' salaries grew by 5% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 123% pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science in Mississippi.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Mississippi, 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 Mississippi


The number of students graduating from the only accredited fire science school in Mississippi is decreasing. In 2006, 3 students graduated from fire science courses in Mississippi. And in 2010, 2 students graduated.

Thus there was a 33% percent decrease in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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