Illinois Fire Fighters: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Fire Fighters in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kankakee, Springfield and Chicago
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Champaign and Rockford
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Rockford and Springfield

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Rockford and Champaign

Schools for Fire Fighters in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Fire Fighting Schools in Illinois

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More Illinois Fire Fighting Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago Associate 8,633
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
Danville Area Community College Danville Associate 2,832
Elgin Community College Elgin Associate 9,613
Harper College Palatine Associate 15,156
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Fairfield Associate 2,102
John Wood Community College Quincy Associate 2,417
Joliet Junior College Joliet Associate 13,149
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey Associate 7,875
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield Associate 6,655
McHenry County College Crystal Lake Associate 5,274
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Associate 15,859
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Associate 10,805
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
Prairie State College Chicago Heights Associate 5,507
Richland Community College Decatur Associate 3,274
Rock Valley College Rockford Associate 7,923
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Associate 13,713
Triton College River Grove Associate 15,658
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 150 $19610 0.7
Carbondale 190 $41260 1.53
Marion 190 $41260 1.53
Champaign 490 $45040 2.18
Urbana 490 $45040 2.18
Peoria 380 $19430 0.93
Rockford 520 $46690 1.52
Kankakee 100 $48580 0.98
Springfield 0 $54990 0
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