The table below provides employment figures for Firefighters by Industry. The first table presents high-level categories of industries. To view figures for specific industries, click on the name of any category.
Employment of firefighters is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs will likely be strong. Physically fit applicants with high test scores and paramedic training will have the best job prospects.