Fire Science Career Overview - Southwestern Illinois College

Career Opportunities

A graduate of the Fire Science Program is prepared to work in the following fields:

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Inspector
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Industrial Fire Brigade Member

There will always be a need for qualified firefighters. The field of fire science is rapidly expanding and constantly progressing.

Often salaries are based on the size and location of fire protection agencies. Many fire departments in small communities are volunteers.

Visit the SWIC Career Activities and Employment Center for career exploration and mentoring opportunitites.

Occupational Outlook

View details on the Firefighter occupation from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.