Brookings, SD has eight emergency management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dordt College, the highest ranked school in this group with an emergency management program, has a total student population of 1,322. It is the 295th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Emergency Management students from Brookings schools who go on to become emergency management coordinators, EMTs, paramedics, emergency managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,060 people working as emergency management specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $56,900. Also, Management analysts make on average $84,650 per year and there are about 552,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 410 employed management analysts earning an average salary of $60,580. Emergency management specialists in this area earn $35,710/yr and there are 30 employed.
Brookings lies in Brookings county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.253 out of every 1000 jobs in Brookings are held by emergency management specialists, and 3.299/1000 are held by management analysts.
Of the 8 emergency management schools with a 100-mile radius of Brookings, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dordt College comes out as the most expensive ($20,913/yr) for emergency management students, with Lake Area Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $9,078/yr.