Other Fire Protection

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

193

growing 2.12%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$5,637

declining 5.04%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$36,770

growing 3%

Average Wage

$63,414

growing 1.48%

People in Workforce

1.1M

growing 1.78%

Average Employee Age

39.6

growing 0.736%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Other Fire Protection degree recipients are Pueblo, CO, , and Akron, OH. The locations with a relatively high number of Other Fire Protection degree recipients are Pueblo, CO, West Haven, CT, and Akron, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Other Fire Protection is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other Fire Protection and the types of students that study this field. Pueblo Community College awards the most degrees in Other Fire Protection in the US, but Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center and Pueblo Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Fire Protection.

Tuition costs for Other Fire Protection majors are, on average, $5,637 for in-state public colleges, and $36,770 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Other Fire Protection programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (8 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (136 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Fire Protection

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Other Fire Protection, is Public, 4-year or above (136 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Other Fire Protection programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$5,637

Median In-State Public

$36,770

Median Out of State Private

Pueblo Community College has the most Other Fire Protection degree recipients, with 51 degrees awarded in 2017.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Other Fire Protection.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Other Fire Protection programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center and Pueblo Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Fire Protection, with 8.21% and 2.23%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Fire Protection

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Other Fire Protection.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $63,414 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Other managers, and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers.

The industry that employs the most Protective Services majors is Justice, public order, & safety activities , though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$63,414

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,231

1.48%

1 Year Growth

± 2.76%

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $63,414 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Other managers, and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Protective Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Protective Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Police officers, Other managers, and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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1.1M

2018 Workforce

± 25,691

1.78%

1 Year Growth

± 3.25%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.78%, from 1.08M in 2017 to 1.1M in 2018.

The largest single share of Protective Services graduates go on to work as Police officers (10.7%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Protective Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Elementary & secondary schools, and Legal services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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1.1M

2018 Workforce

± 25,691

1.78%

1 Year Growth

± 3.25%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.78%, from 1.08M in 2017 to 1.1M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Protective Services graduates by share is Justice, public order, & safety activities , followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Protective Services.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Protective Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Protective Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Protective Services is 39.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Protective Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (123) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Fire Protection is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

39.6

Average Age in 2018

± 0.274 Years

0.736%

1 Year Change

± 0.969%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Protective Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 27 years old, which represent 3.6% and 3.57% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Other Fire Protection are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Bachelors Degree, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Protective Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (85.5%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    123 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Other Fire Protection for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    30 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien Male

    18 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    7 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Other Fire Protection. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    10,450 degree recipients

  2. India

    4,861 degree recipients

  3. Dominican Republic

    3,369 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Laos

    4.15 times more than expected

  2. England

    3.15 times more than expected

  3. Trinidad & Tobago

    2.43 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Laos that hold Protective Services degrees (4.15 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (10,450 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Other Fire Protection field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other Fire Protection majors need many skills, but most especially Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Other Fire Protection majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Other Fire Protection majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Monitoring, Critical Thinking, and Coordination are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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