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Online B.S./B.A. in Fire Services Administration: Fire Service Administration Jobs

Open the Door to Unlimited Fire Service Administration Job Opportunities

The online bachelor’s in fire service administration program from Eastern Oregon University delivers the advanced critical thinking skills necessary to make an impact in emergency situations. Through courses focused on the principles of emergency services, fire strategy and management, you’ll prepare for a variety of in-demand fire service administration jobs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of available fire service administration jobs is growing. The field is currently experiencing an annual growth rate of six percent. At this pace, 20,300 positions for firefighters alone are expected to be created by 2029.2

Fire Chief


Fire chiefs lead teams of firefighters during emergency situations. They are responsible for determining the best plans of action for diverse fire emergencies, and ensure each firefighter within their department is following safety procedures and protocol properly.1

Fire Lieutenant


Fire lieutenants assume the supervisory responsibilities of a fire department when the current fire chief is absent. When required, these professionals may conduct training procedures and direct firefighters during emergency situations.3

Additional fire service administration jobs for graduates of this program:

  • Fire inspector
  • Hazardous material remover
  • Emergency management director

Careers for students who pursue the optional Wildland track:

  • Interagency hotshot crew superintendent
  • National fire program manager
  • Operations specialist
  • Senior firefighter
  • Supervisory fire engine operator
  • Unit fire program manager

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: Expert Skills for Diverse Fire Service Administration Jobs

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.


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  3. Average Fire Lieutenant Salary. May 1, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2021, from