“Los Angeles is prone to 13 of 16 natural and man-made disasters,” said Elsa Lee, president and CEO at Advantage SCI, an organization that helps public and private entities prepare for catastrophes. “Thus, LA will always have a need for robust skills and capabilities in emergency management.” For more than two decades, Lee served as a counterintelligence agent for the U.S. Army. She said to expect emergency management to become a specialized employment option by the year 2024.
“Emergency management personnel will take on stronger roles as independent contractors,” said Lee, who teaches a certificate course in homeland security and emergency management at UCLA Extension. “Certifications and credentials, combined with experience, will become more important and recognized than they are today.” Read full story http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/07/18/emergency-management-experts-will-always-be-in-demand-in-la/