Guide to Homeland Security-Emergency Management Career Pathways

The field of Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) is broad and includes many areas of work responsibilities. We have identified six career pathways, including degrees in Criminal Justice, Technology and Cyber Security, Emergency Medical and Health Services, Fire Service, Homeland Security Emergency Management, and Occupation Health and Safety that are groups of shared skills and responsibilities of occupations in this field. Each pathway addresses a different career cluster within the program area of Homeland Security Emergency Management.

Use this pathways guide to help discover different programs and degrees in the state of Washington that fall under these career options.

Washington Career Pathways
Pathway Resource Guidebook

The center promotes educational pathway programs, which include a wide variety of professional degree areas.

Career Pathways


Fire Service

The Fire Service pathway deals with things like fire protection, fire prevention planning, fire education, and emergency preparedness.

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