Fire Science Technology
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Skills & Opportunities
Pursuing a degree in this field of study will provide marketable skills in these areas:
- Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- Judgment and Decision Making – Evaluating different options and selecting the most appropriate plans of action
- Critical Thinking – Intellectually processing information actively and skillfully to analyze and/or synthesize material presented in a variety of ways
- Operation and Control – Using equipment or systems individually and as a team member
- Service Orientation – Providing active and proactive assistance to those in need
- Time Management – Prioritize workload to attend to the most critical needs first, and if needed, be willing to ask for help
- Writing – Demonstrating complete, accurate and effective professional documentation
- Communication – Using active listening skills and speaking effectively with a diverse population
There are a number of exciting and in-demand career options in the fire service field, including:
- Municipal Firefighters
- Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
- Forest and Conservation Technicians
- Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
- Insurance Inspection
- Industrial Safety Technician
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of firefighters is projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026.
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PLEASE NOTE: Completion of Midland College degrees and/or certificates does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. The eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of the specific discipline. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospitalization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol or a previous denial of a licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. Some programs require a criminal background check and urine and drug screen.
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