Career Spotlight

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.




Quick Facts

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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