Emergency Management Directors
Are you a detail-oriented planner who can stay cool under pressure?
Emergency Management Directors make plans for schools, businesses, communities, or even governments for emergencies or natural disasters.
2018 Median Pay: $74,720/year, $35.78/hour
Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree
On-the-job Training: None
Number of Jobs, 2018: 9,900
Job Outlook 2018-28: 5% (as fast as average)
Employment Change 2018-28: 500
What They Do
Emergency management directors prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies. They also help lead the response during and after emergencies.
Most emergency management directors work for state or local governments. However, others may work for private companies, hospitals, or nonprofit organizations.
How To Become One
Emergency management directors typically need a bachelor’s degree, as well as multiple years of work experience in emergency response, disaster planning, or public administration.
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Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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