Omaha has a general population of 390,007 and an overall student population of 49,366. Approximately 17,003 of Omaha's students are enrolled in schools that offer fire science programs.
Omaha's largest fire science school is Metropolitan Community College Area. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Metropolitan Community College Area with credentials in fire science.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a fire science degree in Omaha. If you decide to attend one of Omaha's fire science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,364 per year in instate tuition and $13,332 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a fire science program in Omaha. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,740 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,964.
If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Omaha, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 370 fire science professionals in Nebraska. Of these fire science professionals, 260 were working in the greater Omaha area. Omaha's fire science professional workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for fire science professionals.
As a fire science professional in Omaha, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,980 per year. This is lower than the average salary for fire science professionals in the state.