Fire Protection Engineers

Fire Protection Engineer Checks Fire Prevention System

Fire protection engineers use scientific and engineering principles to design fire prevention systems that protect people and structures from fire. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Use scientific and engineering principles to design fire prevention systems that protect people and structures from fire
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship at a fire protection engineering employer highly recommended
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Consultant
  • Engineering Manager
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Fire Protection Engineering Technician

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