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Firefighters

Control and put out fires and respond to emergency situations.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$14.56 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Average
Growth rate:  6.9%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
  • Administer first aid.
  • Rescue people from hazardous situations.
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Job Title Examples:

Fire Chief
Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician)
Firefighter/Paramedic

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