If you’re wondering whether it makes sense to invest the time and effort involved in a fire career, there’s good news: projections show strong expected growth throughout the rest of the decade, with a 19% increase – or over 57,000 new jobs – expected by 2020. While there are many very good reasons to consider a career as a fire fighter, potential earnings may be among the most attractive.

Firefighters can earn upwards of $71,000 per year (depending on location and position); in fact, the position of Fire Chief is the highest paying public sector job in the country. For an idea of just how much opportunity there is, check out the infographic below published by firecareers.com.

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Why It Pays To Be a Firefighter

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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