Careers

Strong Job Prospects

group of people collaboratingInfrastructure planning and management is a growing, fast-evolving field. Governments, corporations and military organizations are experiencing a growing need for experts to help maintain and lead planning efforts to increase infrastructure systems’ resilience against an increasing volume of threats.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks employment information for several job titles related to this field. The projected increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024 varies by specific role, as reflected by the BLS estimates below.

  • Urban and Regional Planner: 6%
  • Emergency Management Director: 6%
  • Information Security Analyst: 18%

Solid Earning Potential

Job roles, responsibility levels and pay can vary widely in the infrastructure planning and management field. Recent data provided by the BLS shows the following salary figures, based on job title.

Job Title Median Annual Salary Top Earners
Urban and Regional Planner $70,020 More than $105,310
Information Security Analyst $92,600 More than $147,290
Emergency Management Director $70,500 More than $133,880

Diverse Job Opportunities

engineers inspecting solar panelMIPM graduates have a track record of pursuing a wide variety of career paths in areas such as: 

  • Infrastructure planning
  • Infrastructure finance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency management
  • Utilities management
  • Public and environmental health
  • Physical security
  • Business continuity/disaster recovery
  • Facilities and public works management
  • Floodplain management
  • Risk assessment

Where Grads Are Now

Graduates of the program have gone on to work at established companies and start-ups, as well as local, regional and federal government agencies. Below are some sample job titles.

Public Sector

Director of Emergency Management

Earthquake Program Manager

Global Risk Manager

Infrastructure Economist

Infrastructure Planner

Private Sector

Data Security Analyst

Privacy Manager

Quality Analyst 

Security Portfolio Ops Principal

Senior Business Continuity Planner

Senior Financial Analyst

Senior Planner