Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has one fire school within its city limits. Bunker Hill Community College has a total student population of 11,009. It is the 5504th highest ranked school in the USA and the 154th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Fire students from Boston schools who go on to become firemen, police officers, firewomen, firefighters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 305,500 people working as fire fighters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,270. Also, Fire inspectors and investigators make on average $56,310 per year and there are about 12,180 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 220 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $67,600. Fire fighters in this area earn $51,150/yr and there are 5,410 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.212 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by fire fighters, and 0.133/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bunker Hill Community College ends up costing a student $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|