Career Options in Disaster and Emergency Management

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Disaster and Emergency Management degree than others.

  • Anti-Terrorism Emergency Manager
  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Business Risk Manager
  • Campus Emergency Manager
  • Crisis Communication Specialist
  • Disaster Recovery Coordinator
  • Disaster Risk Specialist
  • Emergency Management Policy Advisor
  • Emergency Public Health Manager
  • Emergency Social Services Manager
  • Emergency Telecommunications Manager
  • Environmental Emergencies Specialist
  • Event Safety and Emergency Manager
  • Hospital Emergency Manager
  • Humanitarian Assistance Professional
  • Industrial Emergency Manager
  • International Aid Director
  • International Development
  • NGO Disaster Relief Coordinator
  • Oil and Gas Emergency Manager
  • Professor
  • Project Manager
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Public Safety Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Safety Analyst
  • Social Program Director
  • Teacher
  • Trauma Centre Supervisor

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EMAG 2022 Conference Recap

Our team attended the 2022 Emergency Management Summit and Training Sessions hosted by the Emergency Management Association of Georgia. The conference was from April 13 to April 15 in Savannah

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Student Spotlight: Hope Grismer

CURO Research Assistantship awarded to IDM Undergraduate  Hope Grismer is an Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) student who is passionate about looking at the complex effects that geographical and sociodemographic

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Leveraging social media during a disaster

New framework can help local emergency managers get the word out During a disaster, many people turn to social media seeking information. But communicating during disasters is challenging, especially using an