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By making the choice to earn a homeland security degree, you are
preparing yourself to join the growing force of dedicated professionals
who commit themselves to protecting our country and its citizens
from every possible threat. If you are ready for a career change,
joining the world of homeland security can earn you up to a six-figure
salary, great benefits, and the satisfaction of knowing that you
are making a real difference in our world.
The Department of Homeland Security operates under several different
departments to prevent and respond to any type of threat to the
United States and its citizens. After you complete your homeland
security degree, you may work for law enforcement, the FBI, the
ATF, the Secret Service, the DEA, the ICE, the Border Patrol, or
as an agent of the Department of Homeland Security. You may also
go to work in private security, one of the fastest growing fields
of homeland security.
Courses in an Online Homeland Security Degree
There's a growing need today to recruit professionals trained in
homeland security to step into the burgeoning job market. If you
have a keen interest in keeping the country safe, there are certificate,
associate's degree, and bachelor's degree programs that can qualify
you for a diverse range of security occupations.
Coursework in a homeland security degree program will typically
include training in preparedness, emergency management, disaster
relief, security and safety, and hazardous material identification
and handling, as well as courses on domestic and international terrorism.
You will also take courses in information technology, data mining
and information sharing, cyber-security, biometrics, transportation,
Specialized homeland security degrees currently offer courses ranging
from intensive four-week workshops to two-year degree programs that
include topics in terrorism awareness and detection, casualty incident
training, decontamination techniques, and electronic surveillance.
No matter which specialization of homeland security you pursue,
homeland security schools usually require students to know the ins
and outs of our nation's legal system, as well as some international
law. Homeland security schools will educate you on not only all
of the various ways this country and its people come under threat,
but how you can go about preventing and limiting that threat. Beyond
man-made terror threats, homeland security schools allow students
to focus on how to deal with natural disasters (like Hurricane Katrina),
emergency management, readiness planning, and other aspects of safety
Training at homeland security schools can lead you to a wide variety
of work environments. Whether you are protecting this country in
airport terminals or government office buildings, the satisfaction
of knowing you are contributing to this importance will always be
there when you're pursuing a homeland security career. State and
local government offices also employ those with training from homeland
security schools. And, of course, many choose to find work in the
private sector as more and more large companies are interested in
those with various expertise in homeland security.
Homeland Security Careers
A career in homeland security allows people to engage in meaningful
work that helps keep their communities safe and secure. There are
many different departments and positions available within the Homeland
Security Department including cybersecurity, immigration officers
and border control. A degree in criminal justice and specialized
with homeland security classes will help you land a great job that
will make the nation a safer place. With a degree in Homeland Security
you can pursue many exciting job opportunities in agencies such
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
United States Coast Guard Civilian Jobs
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Food and Drug Administration
Federal Protective Service
Immigration and Naturalization Service
National Infrastructure Protection Center
National Institutes of Health
United States Secret Service
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Transportation Security Administration
United States Park Police
U.S. Capitol Police
U.S. Customs Service
U.S. Border Patrol
In the current world environment, the demand for those with expertise
in homeland security or disaster management is growing rapidly.
Graduates of homeland security schools should possess the necessary
skills to do very well in whatever area of homeland security they