Why earn a Master’s in Emergency Management?
“The job market for emergency managers is expanding at a healthy rate. The field is emerging as an autonomous profession and offers the promise of increased identity, prestige, and monetary benefits to students who obtain degrees in the field.”
— Wayne Sandford, Professor and Program Advisor for the M.S. Emergency Management program and former Deputy Commissioner, State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS)
Before September 11, 2001, the job market for emergency management was already expanding quickly. The movement of populations into the “Sunshine States” and into risk-prone areas such as coastlines, floodplains, and forests made natural events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes far more threatening and challenging to communities and businesses. After September 11, terrorism in all forms — including biological and chemical — became a crucial and inextricable part of emergency management.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the field of emergency management is one of the fastest growing career fields. BLS projections suggest that occupations in emergency management will grow at a faster than average pace nationally through 2018. Emergency management directors/specialist occupations are projected to grow the fastest, with an expected 22% total increase from 2008-2018.
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Brookhaven National Laboratory
CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Farmers Insurance Group
Kentucky Independent District Health Department
Marasco Newton Group Ltd.
North Carolina Crime Control & Public Safety
Port Authority of NY and NJ
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Here are several careers that can benefit from a Masters in Emergency Management: