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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fayetteville, Asheville and Hickory
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham

Salaries for Fire Fighters in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Charlotte, Burlington and Durham

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Programs
  • AS in Fire Science
  • AAS in Fire Science
  • BS 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
  • Master of Public Administration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • 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
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
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Wilmington
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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 (BS)
  • 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
  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

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What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of today’s highly-specialized job market.

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Virginia Beach
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Programs
  • AS Criminal Justice

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

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Asheville
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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.

Programs
  • Criminal Justice - D.B.A.
  • Homeland Security Leadership & Policy - D.B.A.
  • Homeland Security - MBA
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More North Carolina 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
Graham
Associate
3,925
Asheville
Associate
6,408
Hickory
Associate
4,765
Charlotte
Associate
18,052
Shelby
Associate
2,064
Jacksonville
Associate
4,349
Thomasville
Associate
3,399
Durham
Associate
5,170
Fayetteville
Associate
9,063
Winston Salem
Associate
7,276
Dallas
Associate
5,718
Jamestown
Associate
10,571
Wilson
Associate
1,642

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. 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
Asheville 970 $29,810
Jacksonville 270 $44,040
Burlington 230 $28,210
Durham 760 $39,570
Chapel Hill 760 $39,570
Fayetteville 790 $27,920
Goldsboro 100 $39,380
Greensboro 1320 $38,780
High Point 1320 $38,780
Hickory 610 $25,180
Lenoir 610 $25,180
Morganton 610 $25,180
New Bern 140 $45,100
Raleigh 1770 $34,480
Rocky Mount 260 $29,110
Wilmington 400 $29,440
Winston 950 $30,020
Salem 950 $30,020

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