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BS Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Emergency Management specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online emergency management degree often pursue career advancement or deeper expertise in emergency management, or are planning to transition from the military into a civilian public safety career.

Potential Employment Settings

  • American Red Cross
  • Corporation
  • Emergency communications/dispatch center
  • Emergency management agency — local, state, federal
  • Federal government agency
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Department of the Army
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of the the Navy
  • U.S. Marshal Service
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Fire service
  • Hospital
  • Law enforcement and administration — city, county, state
  • Military
  • Municipal court system and corrections
  • Prison
  • Private security firm
  • State government agencies
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Probation and Parole
  • Governor's Office, Division of Emergency Management

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Business continuity planner
  • Community disaster management coordinator
  • Continuity of operations planner
  • Crisis manager
  • Emergency management coordinator
  • Emergency dispatcher
  • Emergency management logistic specialist
  • Emergency management officer
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Emergency planner
  • Facility and material support service manager
  • Federal law enforcement agent
  • Fire service officer
  • Grant coordinator or writer
  • Highway safety specialist
  • Local preparedness coordinator
  • Paramedic
  • Park ranger
  • Planning and policy analyst, entry-level
  • Police officer
  • Public information coordinator
  • School safety coordinator
  • State trooper
  • Training and exercise officer

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†As the list above reflects, these positions are authorized by and report to a variety of governmental levels at the local, state, or federal level. Each employing agency may have specific criteria in addition to a baccalaureate degree, i.e. age requirements, professional licensure, or professional certifications. We encourage you to thoroughly research specific entry-level requirements for your job target and career goals.

Bachelor's degree graduates

Data from graduates across all bachelors programs have been combined for these Student Experience results.

Capella University bachelor's degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Satisfaction with Job Bachelor's Degree Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.


Many of our bachelor's degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Career & Professional Accomplishments Bachelor's Degree Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.