With an overall population of 219,773 and a student population of 56,798, approximately 18,976 of Rochester students attend one of Rochester's schools that offer fire science programs.
The largest fire science school in Rochester, by student population, is Monroe Community College. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Monroe Community College with credentials in fire science.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a fire science degree from one of Rochester's fire science schools. If you decide to attend one of Rochester's fire science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,089 per year in instate tuition and $16,989 per year in out of state tuition.
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 $7,500 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,539.
If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Rochester, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,050 fire science professionals working in New York and 180 working in the greater Rochester area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of fire science professionals is expected to increase by 2% in Rochester. 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 Rochester is $77,580 per year, which is higher than the average for fire science professionals state-wide.
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