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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Coast, Palm Bay and Cape Coral
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tampa, Lakeland and Tallahassee
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Naples

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Programs
  • BS in Fire and Emergency Management
  • AS in Fire Science
  • AAS in Fire Science
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and more.
  • Advanced degrees in criminal justice help working professionals stay up to date on the latest law enforcement practices.
  • Some programs offer the opportunity for hands-on experience working on real criminal cases.
  • Flexible online and campus-based programs available.
Programs
  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
  • Program topics include criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and more.
  • A B.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is also available for students who already possess an A.A.S.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Associate of Science in Fire Science

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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Sarasota
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice
  • Features a community service program for students, called the Ambassador Program.
  • Offers several programs in healthcare, criminal justice, broadcasting, business administration and more.
  • Features an online system called MyPortal that allows students to check their schedule, grades, calculate their GPA, and more.
  • Has 5 Florida campuses located in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Hollywood, and Altamonte Springs, with online options.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Gainesville
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Administration

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Criminal Justice with emphasis on Homeland Security - Bachelor Degree
  • Recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year from 2010-2014
  • Day and evening classes are available for flexible scheduling.
  • Offers bachelor’s, associate, and diploma programs in business, culinary arts, criminal justice, cosmetology, and more.
  • Takes a unique “Focused Learning” approach, where students typically take only one class per month to concentrate on one subject with one faculty member at a time.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Miami
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Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

More Florida Fire Fighting Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Cocoa
Associate
14,496
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Marianna
Bachelor
2,144
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Fort Myers
Bachelor
11,369
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Leesburg
Associate
3,904
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
Pensacola
Associate
10,728
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Palatka
Associate
5,111
Gainesville
Associate
14,824
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Avon Park
Associate
2,787
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Fire Fighters

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Fire Fighters relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 1700 $47,070
Cape Coral 1000 $56,610
Fort Myers 1000 $56,610
Crestview 560 $39,390
Fort Walton Beach 560 $39,390
Destin 560 $39,390
Deltona 660 $35,580
Daytona Beach 660 $35,580
Ormond Beach 660 $35,580
Gainesville 440 $44,310
Lakeland 540 $32,090
Winter Haven 540 $32,090
Miami 7020 $64,690
Fort Lauderdale 7020 $64,690
West Palm Beach 7020 $64,690
Naples 510 $59,300
Immokalee 510 $59,300
Marco Island 510 $59,300
North Port 790 $49,990
Sarasota 790 $49,990
Bradenton 790 $49,990
Ocala 540 $30,160
Orlando 3210 $40,920
Kissimmee 3210 $40,920
Sanford 3210 $40,920
Panama City 330 $32,040
Pensacola 370 $34,850
Ferry Pass 370 $34,850
Brent 370 $34,850
Punta Gorda 230 $38,840
Sebring 70 $31,290
Tallahassee 560 $41,350
Tampa 3310 $45,990
St. Petersburg 3310 $45,990
Clearwater 3310 $45,990

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