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Campus Offered: Toledo
Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Credits Required: 61
This program prepares graduates to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of emergency managers and planners.
An emergency management degree qualifies graduates to work in many different sectors of the federal government, local and state governments, community services and public agencies, as well as private industry. Job titles vary, but include:
Because disasters and crises may occur at any time, emergency management employees must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their duties include preparedness, response and/or recovery from emergencies or disasters.
The stress level of these jobs can be high, because of dealing with dangerous situations. Emergency managers may also feel the pressure of coordinating as many as 30 or 40 groups that are involved in emergency preparedness and/or relief efforts, such as non-profit agencies (American Red Cross), health care and environmental control agencies, state and federal authorities, social services and transportation agencies.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: