Billings has a total population of 89,847 and a student population of 6,086. Of these students, 1,406 are enrolled in schools that offer fire science programs.
The largest fire science school in Billings, by student population, is Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology. In 2010, Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology graduated approximately 8 students from its fire science program.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in fire science in Billings in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Billings's fire science schools was $14,661 per year for instate students and $18,301 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for fire science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,310 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,641.
After graduating with your credentials in fire science, if you decide to work as a fire science professional in Billings, your job prospects are good. There were 220 fire science professionals working in Montana and 70 working in the greater Billings area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of fire science professionals is expected to increase by 23% in Billings. This projected 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 Billings is $32,820 per year, which is lower than the average for fire science professionals state-wide.
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