Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists (33-2022)

Occupation description:  Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

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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 n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 1,7002,000 13.120 5070

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.3011.8714.48 17.4225.9536.86

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10 0.0100.0 100.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation0
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 10
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.0

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

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