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Careers in emergency management

Where could emergency management take you?

With increased global vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters, there is a demand for more skilled emergency managers. With this qualification you’ll be sought-after in the emergency management and other allied fields such as civil defence, business management, policy analysis and health.

Our programmes are provided by the Joint Centre for Disaster Research, New Zealand’s leading provider of emergency management education to students worldwide.

Career paths

Career paths you might explore in emergency management include:

•    Community emergency response team
•    Emergency services
•    Government and local government roles
•    Non-government organisations

Meet our graduates

Our graduates normally find positions as mid-to-senior level managers in organisations such as local or central government, public safety agencies, and international humanitarian aid organisations.