How to a Build a Career in Disaster Management
What Is Disaster Management?
The Four-Step Disaster Management Cycle
1. Mitigation (or Prevention)
Emergency vs. Disaster
What Is an Emergency?
Types of Emergencies
- Car accident
- Heat wave
- Local power outage
- House fire
What Is a Disaster?
Types of Disasters
- Mass violence
- Industrial accident
- Disease outbreak
How to Prepare Yourself for Emergency Management Careers
Educate Yourself in the Field
Find Volunteer or Internship Opportunities
Build a Reliable Network
Career Spotlight: Emergency Management Specialist
Why Should I Pursue an Emergency Management Degree?
Give Yourself a Competitive Advantage With Employers
Enter a Growing Job Market With a Wide Variety of Opportunities
- Analyzing hazards in a space or community and developing plans to mitigate the risk to people and property.
- Connecting the organizations and resources providing support in the aftermath of an emergency to people in need.
- Reviewing the emergency plans of private companies and public sector organizations for efficiency and adequacy.