Strong Job Prospects

Infrastructure planning and management is a growing, fast-evolving field. Graduates of the online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program have many career options in a wide variety of challenging and emerging sectors that show strong growth potential.

Diverse Job Opportunities

Many students in the program are currently working in private industry and the public and military sectors and are seeking advancement or a change in career focus. Governments, corporations and military organizations are experiencing a growing need for experts to help maintain and protect their infrastructure systems from an increasing volume of threats.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks employment information for several job titles related to this field. The data shows that job growth for information security analysts will increase by 37 percent through 2022. Jobs for emergency management professionals are expected to grow by 8 percent during the same period. Demand may vary depending on the specific job title.

Typical areas of employment for those entering or progressing in this field include:

  • Infrastructure planning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency management
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Public health
  • Physical security
  • Law enforcement
  • Facilities management
  • Floodplain management
  • Risk assessment

Graduates of the program have gone on to work at established companies and startups, as well as nonprofit organizations and local, regional and federal government agencies.

Solid Earning Potential

Job roles, responsibility levels and pay can vary widely in the infrastructure planning and management field. According to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012 survey), the median salary for information security analysts was about $86,000, with top salaries exceeding $135,000 per year. Emergency management directors had a median annual income of about $60,000 a year, with top salaries exceeding $100,000 annually.

In the civilian sector, I can do risk assessment at a business or in city government, work for FEMA, be a city planner or work in emergency management. There are tons of opportunities based on what I did in this program. I think the sky's the limit when I start job

Michael Monaghan, 2013 Graduate
Executive Officer, Washington Army National Guard