Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers

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What do they do?

Research causes of fires, determine fire protection methods, and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire-detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.

Also known as:

Chief Engineer, Consulting Engineer, Design Director, Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer and Code Consultant (FP Engineer and Code Consultant), Lead Fire Protection Engineer, Loss Control Manager, Senior Engineer, Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 8.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #30 in job growth rate
  • 50

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2%)
  • Master's degree (19.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (52.5%)
  • Associate's degree (7.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (11.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (6.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Advise others on health and safety issues.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Prepare technical or operational reports.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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