San Marcos has a general population of 54,977 and an overall student population of 37,388. Approximately 27,442 of San Marcos's students are enrolled in schools that offer fire science programs.
Palomar College is the largest fire science school in San Marcos, based on student population. In 2010, Palomar College graduated approximately 67 students from its fire science program.
In 2010, 67 students graduated with a fire science certificate in San Marcos. In 2009 tuition at fire science schools in San Marcos was $826 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for fire science related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in fire science, if you decide to work as a fire science professional in San Marcos, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,800 fire science professionals in California. Of these fire science professionals, 270 were working in the greater San Marcos area. San Marcos's fire science professional workforce is projected to 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 San Marcos is $79,390 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for fire science professionals.
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