Homeland Security Career Opportunities

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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.

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Popular Homeland Security Careers

Emergency Management

National Median Annual Salary
$76,250/year
4% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$59,707/year
updated January 2021
Top Companies for Emergency Services Mangers in Kentucky
Wildfire Defense Systems
$126,316
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
$99,900
U.S. Army
$84,079
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Information Security Analyst

National Median Annual Salary
$103,590/year
31% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$67,397/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Information Security Analyst in Kentucky
EY
$141,950
Midpoint Group, LLC
$136,125
Peraton
$132,087
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Police & Detectives

National Median Annual Salary
67,290/year
5% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$46,958/year
updated May 2021
Highest Paying Cities for Police Officers in Kentucky:
Louisville, KY
$46,803
Lexington, KY
$43,855
Richmond, KY
$42,977
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Homeland Security Careers

  • Customs Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Asylum Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Immigration Officer
  • Transportation Security Official
  • IT-Cyber Security Specialist
  • Air Marshal
  • Security Program Support Specialist
  • Counterterrorism Analyst
  • Critical Infrastructure Analyst
  • IT Specialist
  • Telecommunications Specialist
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