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

  Average 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.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.7516.4720.88 27.2735.6944.29

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
295 17.279.2 58.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 24
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 24.0

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

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

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Emergency Services BS

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Emergency Services AAS
Firefighter I Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Emergency Services AAS