What Can You Do with an Emergency Management Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with an Emergency Management Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with an Emergency Management Degree?

Emergency management positions are available at all levels of government. You might find yourself working for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) or for your local city government. Some states even have a specific department for emergency management, e.g., North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

Also, many community / humanitarian organizations hire people trained in emergency management. Other potential employers include the Department of Homeland Security, the military, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, businesses, banks, insurance companies, and even schools and churches.

Be aware that some jobs will require you to become certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

According to U.S.News, Emergency Management Specialist was one of the 50 Best Jobs of 2011, and should have strong growth over the next 10 years.

For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which expects employment in this area to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018.

Careers you can get with a degree in Emergency Management include:

  • Disaster Services Coordinator
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Emergency Services Director
  • Hazard Mitigation Planner
  • Intelligence Officer
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