Since 9/11, the demand for emergency management experts has been growing, both in the public and private sectors. As the country has placed a greater emphasis on emergency preparedness and disaster response, the need for highly trained individuals to oversee the development and implementation of emergency response plans at the local, state and federal levels is greater than ever before. In 2012 there were approximately 10,000 emergency management specialists employed in the United States; by 2022, the number of emergency management jobs is expected to grow between five and eight percent.* Jobs in emergency management can also be very lucrative, with the average emergency management salary ranging from $62,193 annually for safety specialists to $118,703 annually for disaster recovery directors.
Find out more about what disaster planning and management is all about, where the jobs are, how much you can make and why emergency management is a great career field to enter.
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