Recently, acts of violent terrorism, criminal activities, pandemic infectious diseases, security threats and other unprecedented events have become more engrained into our daily lives. In the U.S. alone, states and communities across the nation have become faced with threats never before imagined, underscoring a need for a highly skilled, well-educated public safety workforce.
Professional positions within criminal justice, disaster preparedness, emergency management, fire science and public safety are some of the fastest growing work force segments in the United States. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the labor force is projected to increase by 10.5 million by 2020. (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecopro.pdf)
Explore degree offerings within the safety and emergency services college to find out which is the right career field for you.