There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a fire control technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $24.31 an hour? That's $50,564 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 0% and produce 200 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many fire control technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed mechanical skills, writing skills and physical strength.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a fire control technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 12.9% of fire control technicians included weapon systems, while 11.5% of resumes included preventive maintenance, and 6.8% of resumes included technical manuals. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the fire control technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most fire control technicians actually find jobs in the manufacturing and government industries.
If you're interested in becoming a fire control technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 37.4% of fire control technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.0% of fire control technicians have master's degrees. Even though some fire control technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a fire control technician. When we researched the most common majors for a fire control technician, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on fire control technician resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a fire control technician. In fact, many fire control technician jobs require experience in a role such as work center supervisor. Meanwhile, many fire control technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or maintenance technician.
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In addition to switching up your job search, it might prove helpful to look at a career path for your specific job. Now, what's a career path you ask? Well, it's practically a map that shows how you might advance from one job title to another. Our career paths are especially detailed with salary changes. So, for example, if you started out with the role of field service technician you might progress to a role such as maintenance supervisor eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title maintenance superintendent.
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The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 12.9% of fire control technicians listed weapon systems on their resume, but soft skills such as mechanical skills and writing skills are important as well.