Fire Inspectors and Investigators (33-2021)

Occupation description:  Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2626 0.00 11
United States 12,40013,100 5.570 360430

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.9316.7321.34 28.4937.1246.14

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
254 16.076.2 52.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation6
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 26
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF)
Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire Extinguisher Training

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Emergency Services BS

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Emergency Services AAS
Firefighter I Certificate

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Fire Science AAS