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Fire Science Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 7 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 Virginia, which includes fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Germanna Community College

    2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508-2102

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  2. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  3. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

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  4. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  5. Southside Virginia Community College

    109 Campus Dr, Alberta, Virginia 23821

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  6. Thomas Nelson Community College

    99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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  7. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Virginia 3,790
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Virginia

4,230 4,530 4,660 4,080 3,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fire science professionals is shrinking in Virginia. There were 440 less fire science professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fire science has shrunk by 10% in Virginia. This is faster than the trend for fire science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$54,518 $55,965 $58,438 $59,775 $60,982
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Virginia. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $54,518 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $60,982 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Virginia

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This represents a 11% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Virginia, 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 129%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Virginia

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

Fire science professionals in Virginia earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fire science professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited fire science schools in Virginia state is increasing. In 2006 there were 3 fire science graduates from fire science courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 54 graduates.

This represents a 1700% increase in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with a associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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