After being hit in 2017 by three of the top five most destructive hurricanes ever recorded and forecasts predicting an above-average season, the U.S. is bracing itself for  potentially bigger, stronger storms.  With each season becoming more dangerous every year, certain professions within the business field are growing steadily to meet demands.

Hot Jobs - Hurricane Ready infographicBroward College offers state-of-the-art programs that exceed expectations in a wide range of expertise that help with hurricane preparedness and recovery, and through our recently developed Risk Management concentration, the College has introduced more career options for students.

Check out these hot jobs for hurricane readiness offered in our Business Pathway:

Property Manager

The fastest-growing job in the business field, with an estimated 11.4 percent through 2027, is a constantly overlooked profession. Property managers are tasked with planning and coordination of the sales, acquisition, and leasing of residential, industrial, or commercial real estate.

They can also work as managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented housing units, and land. Property managers earn an average $25.47 an hour. Pursue a degree in Business Administration at Broward College and prepare for this hot job in South Florida.

Insurance: Sales Agent

With an estimated growth of nine percent over the next ten years, a profession in insurance sales is the second fastest-growing job within the industry. Career opportunities include selling life, property, casualty, health, automotive, and many other types of insurance. You can work as an independent broker or for an insurance company.

The average hourly wage is $27.46 in the state of Florida. By pursuing an A.S. in Business Administration at Broward College, you can become an insurance sales agent through our new Risk Management concentration. Learn more about the program here.

Logistics Manager

The highest-paying occupation in the field is a logistics manager, with an average hourly wage of $45.73. The job is expected to grow 6.3 percent in the next ten years. A logistics manager plans, directs, and coordinates transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

Students can follow this career path by pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management Operations.

Claims: Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Claims is a field with many opportunities. You can become an adjuster, examiner or investigator. The median hourly wage for these careers is $29.16 and demand for these experts is expected to grow 3.1 percent in the next ten years.

Responsibilities include revision of settled claims, determine payments and settlements, confer with legal counsel, and follow company practices and procedures. Learn more about the Risk Management concentration and the steps to become a claims adjuster.