Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has one fire school within its city limits. Houston Community College System has a total student population of 54,942. It is the 4647th highest ranked school in the USA and the 247th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Fire students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 350 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $57,370. Fire fighters in this area earn $40,900/yr and there are 3,760 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.468 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by fire fighters, and 0.136/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Houston Community College System ends up costing a student $7,796/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|