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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Wichita Falls, Sherman and Texarkana
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: McAllen, Houston and Fort Worth
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Dallas, San Antonio and Wichita Falls

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  • BS in Fire and Emergency Management
  • AS in Fire Science
  • AAS in Fire Science

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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs

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.

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  • 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
  • Master of Public Administration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
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  • 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 Texas 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
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
Austin
Associate
33,508
Brenham
Associate
14,589
Killeen
Associate
21,532
Cisco
Associate
3,365
Plano
Associate
20,143
Texas City
Associate
3,521
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Hillsboro
Associate
3,556
Houston
Associate
43,518
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Beaumont
Associate
2,590
Laredo
Associate
7,831
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
Mount Pleasant
Associate
1,010
Odessa
Associate
4,580
San Antonio
Associate
19,819
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Levelland
Associate
6,602
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Temple
Associate
4,787
Athens
Associate
5,046
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Vernon
Associate
2,808
Victoria
Associate
4,002
Weatherford
Associate
4,544
Wharton
Associate
5,892

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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
Austin 1930 $54,920
Round Rock 1930 $54,920
Amarillo 340 $60,270
Beaumont 430 $60,320
Port Arthur 430 $60,320
Brownsville 370 $58,600
Harlingen 370 $58,600
College Station 230 $48,810
Bryan 230 $48,810
Corpus Christi 720 $46,590
Dallas 7890 $53,800
Fort Worth 7890 $53,800
Arlington 7890 $53,800
El Paso 710 $43,850
Houston 6570 $48,470
The Woodlands 6570 $48,470
Sugar Land 6570 $48,470
San Antonio 2670 $62,750
New Braunfels 2670 $62,750
Laredo 420 $47,660
Longview 280 $54,900
McAllen 450 $31,290
Edinburg 450 $31,290
Mission 450 $31,290
Killeen 610 $44,770
Temple 610 $44,770
Sherman 80 $44,600
Denison 80 $44,600
Tyler 340 $31,090
Waco 230 $45,320
Wichita Falls 220 $43,960

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