The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is currently the second largest federal agency in the U.S., comprised of 22 agencies and employing over 200,000 people. Homeland security offers a diverse a range of employment opportunities. The field is ideal for individuals aspiring to work in local, state or federal law enforcement agencies; corporate or public sector security; local, state or federal government, and for military personnel of all ranks. Graduates of EKU’s online homeland security program have a competitive edge in the job market and are prepared to work in a number of private and public sectors.
Advanced education is increasingly important in the diverse fields that make up homeland security. EKU offers one of the few programs in the nation based on curriculum developed by the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) projects protective service occupations to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, which will result in about 95,200 new jobs.
Job Outlook graph shows jobs for training and development on the rise through 2022 - $51,188 estimated salary of graduates from this program.
Police & Detectives
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*Job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook. Which can be found at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives
Training and Development Specialists
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Protective Service Workers, All Others
Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Emergency Management Directors
Army National Guard
Department of Veterans Affairs
Sears Holdings Corporation
Transportation Security Administration
United States Department of the Navy
Graduate Job Titles
Security Officer (Protective Service)
Information Security Specialist
Asset Protection Manager