Each year, an average of 18 students graduate from fire science schools in Hawaii. If you too are interested in a career in fire science, Hawaii has 2 fire science schools for you to choose from. Tuition at Hawaii's fire science schools is approximately $1,978 per year for a certificate in fire science.
Located in Honolulu, Honolulu Community College is the largest fire science school in Hawaii, based on student population. Approximately 14 students graduated with a fire science certificate from Honolulu Community College in 2009, which is 78% of the total state fire science graduates for that year. If you decide to attend Honolulu Community College, you can expect to pay approximately $1,926 per year to earn your certificate in fire science.
A majority of those with an education in fire science pursue a career as a fire science professional. If you are planning on working in the state after graduation, you should know that the job outlook for fire science professionals in Hawaii is not very good. In Hawaii, there are currently about 450 fire science professionals. And the government projects that this number will increase by 4%, or to 460 fire science professionals by the year 2018.
In Hawaii, as a fire science professional, you can expect to earn a salary of anywhere from less than $64,975 per year to more than $94,055 per year. In Hawaii, fire science professionals make an average of $81,420 per year.