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Forest Firefighters

Job Information

Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.


  • Fire fighting involves hazardous conditions and long, irregular hours.
  • About 9 out of 10 fire fighters were employed by local governments.
  • Applicants generally must pass written, physical, and medical examinations, and candidates with some postsecondary education are increasingly preferred.
  • Keen competition for jobs is expected because this occupation attracts many qualified candidates.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $45,420/yr ($22.71/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma