Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers

General Information

Description

Research causes of fires, determine fire protection methods, and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire-detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit91.58%
  2. Federal government3.77%
  3. State and local government2.07%
  4. Self-employed1.51%
  5. Private, not for profit1.01%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Nonresidential Building Construction

Job Outlook

Employment of health and safety engineers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Health and safety engineers are employed mainly in construction, manufacturing, state and local government, and engineering and consulting firms. As buildings, products, and processes continue to become more complex and new regulations are created, these engineers will be needed to reduce costs, save lives, and produce safe consumer products.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$61,590

State-by-state Salary

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$109,840
$42,840
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 96%
  • Some college 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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