Healthcare, Medical & Nursing - Fire and Emergency Management
If you thrive in high-stress, high-pressure situations, possess strong communication and management skills, find yourself running to emergencies when others run away, and desire to help save lives and avert disasters, a degree in Fire and Emergency Management may be the perfect fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Fire and Emergency Management students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years). In this field, most entry-level jobs require a bachelor's degree.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and work or extracurricular experience in firefighting or emergency response helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Fire and Emergency Management Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Fire and Emergency Management include:
- Emergency Management Director
- Hazardous Materials Manager
- Public Safety Officer
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Emergency Management Director was $74,590 in 2019. (1)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.