U.S. News and World Reports identified Emergency Management Specialist as one of the top 50 careers for 2011. There is supposed to be double digit growth in the number of positions that will be required in the coming years.
Their reporting on the job field is pretty much right on target. The spread of responsibilities and pay is what I'd expect. For a "Popular" article on the topic it is on the mark.
If you have not read my New Emergency Management Jobs column from earlier this year you might find some helpful information in it.
See the 21 secrets to getting the job that are on the Emergency Management Specialist page--column on the right. Good stuff!