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Masters in Fire Science

Students pursuing a degree in Masters in Fire Science can expect to study aspects such as the behavior of fire, environmental policy, fire extinguishment methods, rescue methods, and leadership skills training. Some students focus on studying ways to detect house fires start since some of them want to work as investigators to determine how the fire started in the field. Many students come from firefighting backgrounds and pursue this degree in order to advance in their current jobs. Those that obtain their master's degree often moved into jobs such as fire inspector, fire investigator, and fire chief. They can also obtain jobs within insurance and engineering firms as fire experts.

Many that choose to pursue this degree, from fire fighting backgrounds. Many are working actively in fire departments around the country. Some are located in smaller communities far from traditional university campuses. For them as well as those that live busy lives, getting a degree online provides them with the opportunity for professional advancement without taking time off of work. Fire Science Master’s Programs offered online give these students the opportunity for professional advancement. These degrees hold as much prestige as those received on traditional college campuses. It is the perfect solution for many busy people.

Firefighting jobs tend to follow growth patterns in communities. As more people move into an area, more jobs are available. Firefighting jobs however are dependent on budget as well. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, growth in jobs for fire inspectors and investigators will remain steady for years to come. For those that just exit their graduate studies, becoming a fire inspector or investigator usually involves a starting salary of around $45,000 per year. Most pursue opportunities within their current employers. Some, however, will find jobs in other locations or with private industry.

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