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Fire Science Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 3 accredited schools where fire science classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fire science and fire science training in Tennessee, which includes fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Chattanooga State Community College

    4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406-1097

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Volunteer State Community College

    1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066-3188

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Tennessee 2,950
National 154,160

Approximately 2% of the country's fire science professionals work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Tennessee

2,700 3,060 3,060 2,840 2,950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a growing field in Tennessee. 250 more fire science professionals were working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fire science has grown by 9% in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

$48,210 $50,575 $52,158 $51,798 $52,602
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Tennessee. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $48,210 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,602 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, there was a 8% growth in fire science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Tennessee, 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 118%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee


As the number of fire science professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited fire science schools in Tennessee state is decreasing. In 2006, 67 students graduated from fire science courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 42 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 37%. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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