Job Market

Earn an additional $28,000 – $52,000 by completing a Master of Science in
Healthcare Emergency Management (HEM) at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

• Emergency Management is ranked in the top 50 careers for 2010.

• The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an additional need of 43% by 2018.

• 52% of jobs in the Emergency Management field prefer a Master’s Degree.

Salary Range Graph

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Emergency Management Directors, 
on the Internet at (visited April 18, 2018).


BU’s Healthcare Emergency Management is the only program that teaches a strong foundation of Emergency Management coupled with the critical aspects of Healthcare and Public Health.

With the technology of web-based video conferencing software, HEM students have the option to attend classes in person, or virtually in real-time from anywhere in the world.

The program can be completed in as little as 1 year full-time or up to 3 years part-time.

Find out more about BU HEM and the opportunities for you earn a promotion or change your career path.

IAEM Job Board for Emergency Managers:

Healthcare Emergency Management: Job Prospects and Salary Information

Recent trends in the healthcare workforce indicate a rapid increase in the number of jobs available. By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anticipates the sector will have grown by 22 percent.

See the graph below for a breakdown of salary estimates for Emergency Management Directors, as defined by BLS. Note the red star, indicating the average starting salary of recent BU HEM graduates.

Source: Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011. Bureau of Labor Statistics.