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Disaster Management : Job Prospects & Career Options

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Managing and protecting the mass from different hazards is a very important duty and it needs to be carried out with extreme care and caution. Disaster management is more of a service related field, so one should enter the field fully prepared i.e understanding the pros and cons of the field.

Disaster Management personnel should be well prepared to manage emergency situations and should respond to the needs of the people and areas affected, in a quick and efficient manner. They have to be prepared and should have a plan in mind as to how to combat any disaster if it occurs. The right planning helps to decrease the intensity and impact of the disaster. 

Civil servants, civil engineers, police and defense personnel, paramilitary personnel, fire fighters and other protective service workers on their training period will undergo training and workshops on disaster management which would be very helpful for them. 

India, being a country prone to frequent natural calamities in its diverse landscapes, the need for disaster management professionals is on the rise. In this field, employment opportunities are offered in the disaster management departments of government agencies such as fire departments, drought management departments, law enforcement authorities, relief agencies etc. and Insurance companies, industries in the high-risk fields like chemicals, mining, and petroleum which have their own disaster management cells. One can work as a social worker, environment expert, rehabilitation worker etc.  Engineering professionals in the field of disaster management can design buildings that help resist disasters. Graduates in disaster management can start their own consultancies as well.

NGOs and International organizations such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Organisations (UNO), Red Cross, UNESCO offer various opportunities for professionally trained disaster management professionals. They are recruited for conducting training and workshops on disaster management to the general public and for other related activities.

Disaster Management : Remuneration

Disaster management is a well-paid field but the wages depend on the organization and your experience. The packages will be high for experienced people in the field. As this is a risky field, government and non-government organizations offer fairly good remuneration for the candidates. A fresher can get between Rs. 8000 to 10,000, while a two - three years experienced person could earn not less than 15,000 Rs.


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