With an overall population of 255,166 and a student population of 63,981, approximately 36,586 of Riverside students attend one of Riverside's schools that offer fire science programs.
Of the 1 fire science schools in Riverside, the largest fire science school, by student population, is Riverside Community College. In 2010, approximately 40 students graduated from the Fire Science program at Riverside Community College.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a fire science certificate in Riverside. If you decide to attend a fire science school in Riverside, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $814.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for fire science related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Riverside after graduating from fire science school, you should know that job prospects for fire science professionals in Riverside, which is the most popular fire science profession, are not very good. There were 4,800 fire science professionals working in California and 520 working in the greater Riverside area in 2010. The government projects that the number of fire science professionals in Riverside will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for fire science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fire science professional in Riverside is $58,580 per year, which is higher than the average for fire science professionals state-wide.