With an overall population of 18,967 and a student population of 3,511, approximately 3,511 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer fire science programs.
Athens's largest fire science school is Athens State University. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from Athens State University with credentials in fire science.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in fire science in Athens in 2010.
Many fire science graduates choose to work as fire science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 710 fire science professionals in Alabama. Of these fire science professionals, 130 were working in the greater Athens area. By the year 2018, the number of fire science professionals is expected to increase by 18% in Athens. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fire science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fire science professional in Athens is $32,090 per year, which is lower than the average for fire science professionals state-wide.