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Occupation Title: Emergency Management Directors

Description: Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9161

Sample Job Titles: Emergency Planner, Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director), Emergency Preparedness Program Specialist, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Emergency Services Director, Emergency Management Consultant, Emergency Management Director, Emergency Management Program Specialist, Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Salary Chart Emergency Management Specialists

Estimated Total Employment*

2010: 11,800
2011: 11,050
2012: 9,550
2013: 9,800
2014: 9,770

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 2,200
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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