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Money Matters, but It Isn’t Everything.

The average firefighter salary for Americans in 2009 is between $30,000 and $50,000. Some of you might earn more than this and others may earn less, but most of you will fall into this range. When you entered college you may have had dreams of being a 22-year-old billionaire, but nobody reading this has started Facebook, so that is not something you should be worrying about. More Americans are going to college now than ever before, this means that the degree isn’t as valuable as it once was. What used to set you apart with a BA may now require experience, training and certification.

The Good News:

At this point, if you are lucky enough to be offered a position and the money is enough to cover your bills and, more importantly, it starts you on a career path towards your long-term goals, then take it. You need experience and professional skills more than you need big paychecks right now. Work hard, learn a lot, challenge yourself, grow in your experience and the money will come later.

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