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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose on online emergency management degree often pursue high-level positions in higher education, a research or consulting organization, a public policy group or government agency.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Law enforcement organization – local, state, federal
  • Private security firm
  • Federal government agency
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • Preparedness directorate
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Emergency medical service
  • Emergency communications agency
  • Fire service
  • Business continuity department for private business such as railroads, hospitals and Fortune 500 companies
  • Federal or state emergency management agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Full-time faculty
  • Disaster response consultant
  • Crisis management consultant
  • Risk management consultant
  • Emergency management director
  • Emergency operations center director
  • Preparedness and incident management director
  • Homeland security coordinator/ manager
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Crisis management training director
  • Emergency management planner
  • Continuity of operations planner
  • Disaster and emergency service director
  • Mitigation planner/specialist
  • HSEEP training officer
  • Director of emergency operations

*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.

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