Career Outlook for Firefighters

Also known as:  Fire Engine Pump Operator, Fire Equipment Operator, Fire Fighter, Forest Firefighter, Marine Firefighter, Municipal Firefighter, Smoke Jumper, Wildland Firefighter
The overall job outlook for Firefighter careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 10.51 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.75 percent per year. Demand for Firefighters is expected to go up, with an expected 65,510 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.71 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Firefighters in the following states
California 33,100
Florida 23,460
Texas 23,280
Ohio 19,900
Illinois 17,240
New York 14,020
Massachusetts 11,440
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Firefighters
Vermont 310
Delaware 370
Wyoming 380
South Dakota 410
North Dakota 560
Montana 760
Alaska 860