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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 12,30013,200 7.3600 7001,390

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 31.1218.3123.11 29.6537.5946.35
Alaska 30.2113.1914.59 28.4140.4856.91

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

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)

AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic Fire Fighting

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (10 Hour Refresher)
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ADVANCED)
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (BASIC)
Fire Extinguisher Training

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Emergency Services BS

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Emergency Services Certificate
Emergency Services Endorsement
Municipal Fire Control Certificate

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fire Extinguisher Training/047

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Fire Science AAS