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Careers for Emergency Management (Homeland Security Track) Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Border patrol agent
  • CIA analyst
  • CIA officer
  • Correctional officer and bailiff
  • Detective
  • FBI agent
  • Federal air marshal
  • ICE agent
  • Investigator
  • Police officer
  • Secret service agent
  • Security guard
  • TSA screener

Job outlook data

Protective service professionals held around 3.8 million jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of protective service professionals is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees help secure the nation’s borders, airports, seaports and waterways, and develop new security technologies. In addition to responding to terrorist threats, the DHS also responds to natural disasters.

In the United States, increasing counter-terrorism efforts coupled with technological advances that have led to an increase in cybercrimes have created a significant demand in this field.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of homeland security professionals are:

  • Federal government
  • State and local government
  • Private security practices
  • Investigation, guard and armored car services
  • Finance and insurance

Professional Associations

» Get information about Adelphi’s Emergency Management (Homeland Security Track) Degree Program

Source: Criminal Justice Degree Schools, Homeland Security, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Outlook, Private Detectives and Investigators, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Protective Service Occupations, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Private Detectives and Investigators.

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