Emergency and Disaster Management
Be the person they need…before they need you most. From preparedness and recovery from natural disasters and terrorist attacks to public health initiatives and homeland security operations, emergency management has been slated as a growing profession in the U.S.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
- The emergency management industry is expected to continue growing at a rate of 20 percent or more according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Emergency management professionals median earnings are $55,000+ annually.
- Public safety dispatchers earn a median salary of $35,000+.
Your Education is Serious Business
Harper's dedicated, highly skilled instructors combine classroom theory and real life experience prepare you to become an important leader in this critical area of study.
- If you're starting out in emergency management field, consider the Associate in Applied Science Degree.
- The Emergency Management Certificate is designed to build credentials and skills for those currently employed in emergency management.
- The separate Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate can be earned in just two classes.
Prepare for Success
There are a variety of niche jobs in the field including disaster response, crisis management, disaster preparedness training and emergency plan development for natural, wartime, or technological disasters or hostage situations.
Career opportunities available include positions as emergency management specialist, emergency response specialist, preparation and recovery specialist, hazardous materials specialist, emergency planners and policy analyst, emergency managers, emergency operations coordinator, environmental compliance planner, fire fighter, law enforcement personnel and Homeland Security officer.
Choose the Degree or Certificate That Meets Your Goal
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Harper Career Paths
Learn how to progress in this field. Includes occupation and wage information