What Emergency Management Directors Workers Do
Emergency management directors prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies. They also lead the response during and after emergencies, often in coordination with fire and law enforcement officials, elected officials, non-profit organizations and government agencies.
Most emergency management directors work for state or local governments. However, others may work for private companies, hospitals or non-profit organizations.
How to become an Emergency Management Director
Emergency management directors typically need some type of college degree, as well as multiple years of work experience in emergency response, disaster planning or public administration.
The median annual wage for emergency management directors was $59,770 in May 2012.
Employment of emergency management directors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Although more people and areas may be vulnerable to disasters or emergencies, hiring is expected to be limited by local and state budgets.
To view this entire report go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Report.