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Firefighting Selected as one of the Best Careers in 2009


U.S. News and World Report just reviewed and scored hundreds of careers based on five criteria:

  1. Job outlook, which took into consideration the above three factors
  2. Average job satisfaction
  3. Difficulty of the required training
  4. Prestige
  5. Pay

The field was narrowed to 30 best careers. This included engineers, audiologists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, and veterinarians to name a few. 

Also named as one of the best careers in 2009?  


Using the criteria, a firefighting career was awarded “A” grades in job satisfaction and training difficulty, and “B” grades in prestige and job market outlook. To read more of the U.S. News and World report online, click here

Are you interested in becoming a Portland firefighter? Click here to visit our official website or contact the Recruiter at (503) 823-3811. 


November 20, 2009


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