Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Employment for fire inspectors and investigators is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all careers through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Expect strong competition for jobs as there are more candidates than available openings. Despite this prediction, job opportunities will be steady since the U.S. population continues to grow and there will always be buildings to inspect and fires to investigate. The DOL predicts that the most attractive job candidates will have "experience in fire suppression, have completed some fire science education, or have training related to criminal investigation."  

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