Fire Science

Careers

Positions

Graduates working as firefighters in city and county fire departments. With experience, some graduates have advanced their careers to become fire investigators, fire insurance inspectors, or fire protection specialists for city, county, state, and federal governments, private insurance or safety companies, and private fire protection companies.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Firefighters $25,700 $41,300 $49,100
Fire Inspectors and Investigators $46,700 $65,700 $75,200

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Cedar Rapids Fire Department Cedar Rapids, IA
Fort Dodge Fire Department Fort Dodge, IA
Mason City Fire Department Mason City, IA
Waterloo Fire Rescue Waterloo, IA
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