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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

Gain the skills and knowledge to address complex issues surrounding the field of emergency management. The online emergency management program provides you with opportunities for advanced study, leadership and career advancement at the administrative or supervisory level.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Business continuity department for private business such as railroads, hospitals, universities, and Fortune 500 companies
  • Emergency medical service
  • Private consulting firm
  • Federal government agency
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Preparedness directorate
  • Federal, state, or local ermergency management agency
  • Emergency communications agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Emergency operations center director
  • Emergency preparedness specialist or coordinator
  • Preparedness and incident management director
  • Business continuity manager
  • Homeland security coordinator/manager
  • Instructor
  • HSEEP training officer
  • Director of emergency management
  • Mitigation planner/specialist
  • Continuity of operations planner
  • Risk management consultant
  • Emergency management agency director, assistant director, or planner
  • Disaster response consultant
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Crisis management consultant
  • Crisis management training director

*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.

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.