What Can You Do with a Fire Protection and Safety Technology Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a Fire Protection and Safety Technology Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a Fire Protection and Safety Technology Degree?

As you might guess, graduates of a Fire Protection and Safety Technology program are well-suited to become firefighters, and to manage other firefighters. But competition for paying positions in this area can be tough.

Fire Protection and Safety Technology program graduates also often become Environment, Health, and Safety Engineers. These safety experts often work in manufacturing industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment opportunities for Health and Safety Engineers will increase by 10% from 2008-2018, which is about the average rate of growth of other occupations.

Other Fire Protection and Safety Technology graduates go into sales of firefighting equipment, suppression systems, and other safety products.

Many Fire Protection and Safety Technology students also go into hazmat management.

Careers you can get with a degree in Fire Protection and Safety Technology include:

  • Building Code Official
  • Corporate Safety Specialist
  • Deputy Fire Marshall
  • Environment, Health, and Safety Engineer
  • Fire and Security Control Install Tech Specialist
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Fire Protection Consultant
  • Fire Protection Specialist
  • Firefighter
  • Health and Safety Specialist
  • Industrial Safety Engineer
  • Loss Control Consultant
  • Site Safety and Health Officer
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