Why Education in Homeland Security is Important

High demand for capable professionals

In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security has over 240,000 positions and is always looking to hire for more.”

— US Department of Homeland Security

ROSSLYN, ARLINGTON, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — University of Management and Technology (UMT)

Individuals looking for a rewarding profession that offers job security, good compensation and the ability to serve society should seriously consider working in the Homeland Security profession. It continues to be one of the fastest growing professions in the country and all indications point to a continuing trend. Positions in Homeland Security and Emergency Management are among the most secure and lucrative of government jobs.

In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security has over 240,000 positions and is always looking to hire for more. Additionally, many other federal, state, and local government agencies are hiring for positions in Homeland Security and Emergency Management as well as numerous private and non-profit organizations. Even during the global economic recession of the late 1980s, many jurisdictions were reluctant to reduce positions in Homeland Security and these positions actually increased in many places.

Salaries for homeland security positions geared toward educated practitioners can be substantial. The positions vary significantly. The most attractive include emergency management, anti-terrorism, emergency response, disaster recovery, threat mitigation, physical security, border protection, cyber investigations, weapons of mass destruction training, weapons proliferation, international relations, criminal investigations, forensics, interrogation, and intelligence.

According to US Department of Homeland Security data, typical homeland security salaries offered in 2017 for positions of responsibility at USDH:

• USDH Special Agent, $123,544
• Program Analyst, $76,358
• Supervisor, $101,627
• Director, $145,581
• Border Patrol Agent, $79,513
• Policy Analyst, $79,982
• Contract Specialist, $86,718

Prior experience is an important consideration in hiring professionals. But frequently applicants with pertinent education and experience in Homeland Security have an edge in securing a position. That is why it can be important to have a relevant degree.

Given the current Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), homeland security practitioners play an important role within our society. They are responsible for the safety and security of our citizens and our way of life and are therefore very much in high demand. Positions in Homeland Security are highly rewarding personally, given their significance. With technology continually evolving, you can count on positions in Homeland Security being modified significantly to keep up with the times. Having a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Homeland Security can put you on the cutting edge in this field.

About UMT: University of Management and Technology (UMT) is an accredited university located in Arlington VA. Since 1998, UMT has built a strong global higher learning community through its online and distance education. Geographical boundaries do not limit UMT and its students who reside in 50 states, the District of Columbia, 4 US territories in the United States, and in 77 countries worldwide. As of January 2017, more than 22,100 students have studied at UMT in various levels of education programs. Of these, 11,250 earned their degree(s) from UMT.

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Firefallmedia Goes Global

Due out in June, a revolution in educational thinking

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Northern Virginia Publisher reaches for an international audience with its "Digital Natives"

We are committed to a new American idiom, and see our company as the penthouse of the imagination.”

— Robinson Joyce, Managing Director

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — With rebels and high Tories from the UK, digital natives in the US, and satiric political poetry, road trip novels, and fashion illustrators in the company catalog, firefallmedia books are now distributed worldwide. As the publisher's distributors extend their reach worldwide, they take Firefall along for the ride, from New Zealand to Germany to Russia, in English only so far. Coordinating for simultaneous release can get tricky though. To be eligible for awards in the UK, for example, the book generally has to be published there first. Since London is at least 5 hours ahead of Washington, technically simultaneous publication means London first, which allows Firefall books to qualify for UK awards. The Gladstones and the Dewars are considerations in this regard, as their manuscripts also originated in the U.K. Firefallmedia's next release, Digital Natives: mastering our world, authored by Elihu Blotnick, advocates social change through visual learning in a program called Metech.US. The 64 page book is due out in June. The company has several novels in its editorial channels with Washington as the prime setting; no release dates are yet set. Meanwhile, the Last Living Master, Mystery of the Mermaid, and A Slap on Three Cheeks lead the Firefall List. On the Crest of Time, Don't Drink the Eye Drops, and Adam & Yves, books with international settings and input, are scheduled for 2018 in the U.K. The company has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Southerness (Scotland), Lido Beach, New York, and Alexandria Virginia. In spite of Firefallmedia's new global orientation, "We are committed to a new American idiom, and see our company as the penthouse of the imagination," says Robinson Joyce, the managing director, who also believes that English, as a global language, will continue to extend its reach. The company has several imprints and other companies within its umbrella structure: 1Across (a solutions company), SciFun.US (a transformation company), and MeTech.US (a development company).

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