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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online emergency management degree often work in law enforcement, fire service or other security/emergency management fields, and want to expertly manage critical incidents.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Corporation
  • Emergency communications/dispatch center
  • Emergency management agency — local, state, federal
  • Federal government agencies
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    • Bureau of Diplomatic Security
    • Bureau of Land Management
    • Bureau of Prisons
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
    • Federal Protective Service
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • Office of the Inspector General
    • Office of Intelligence and Analysis
    • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
    • Pentagon Police Department
    • Preparedness Directorate
    • Transportation Security Administration
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • 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 the Army
    • U.S. Department of the Interior
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    • U.S. Department of the Navy
    • U.S. Department of the Treasury
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • U.S. Marshal Service
    • U.S. Park Service Police
    • U.S. Secret Service
  • Fire service
  • Law enforcement and administration — city, county, state
  • Municipal court system and corrections
  • Prison
  • Private security firm
  • State government agencies
    • Department of Corrections
    • Department of Probation and Parole
    • Office of Emergency Management

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Crime scene investigator
  • Crisis management consultant
  • Crisis management training director
  • Customs and border protection officer
  • Disaster response consultant
  • Emergency management agency director, assistant director, or planner
  • Emergency operations center director
  • Emergency preparedness specialist or coordinator
  • Financial management specialist
  • Fire department operations center manager
  • Fire marshal
  • Fire service officer, battalion chief or chief
  • Highway safety specialist
  • Homeland security coordinator or manager
  • Instructor
  • Intelligence operation specialist
  • Investigator
  • Law enforcement specialist
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Personnel security specialist
  • Planner
  • Police officer (all ranks)
  • Preparedness and incident management director
  • Prison warden
  • Private investigator
  • Probation, parole, correctional administrator or commissioner
  • Security specialist
  • Specialist
  • Transportation security

*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.

†Most positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Master of Science in Public Safety Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in Public Safety degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career growth potential 45%Promotional opportunities 41%Salary and benefits 41%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Advanced in career or profession 25%Successfully changed careers 14%Obtained a teaching position in higher education 6%Assumed a leadership role 24%Received a promotion 15%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.