Advanced Emergency Management

Advanced Emergency Management

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working and creating with your hands? Enjoy being outside and active? Have a high stress tolerance and enjoy helping others when disaster strikes? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Emergency Management training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Travel to disaster sites to provide relief to impacted survivors   

  • Visit damaged buildings and roads to inspect and record the damage 

  • Create financial plans for disaster relief   

  • Fulfill requests for supplies, equipment, personnel, service or other commodities 

Some of the career options you will have ...   

Most Advanced Emergency Management Job Corps graduates find careers as site inspector specialists, disaster survival assistance specialists and logistics specialists with FEMA and other government or state emergency management organizations. 

The credentials you will earn ...     

In the Advanced Emergency Management training program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 


What you’ll need to start training ...   

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of a Job Corps basic training program 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

  • Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements 

  • Be 21+ years old by program completion   

  • Have a positive attendance and progress record  

  • A written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel  

  • Health clearance at current center  

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.