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Business Continuity Planners

Overview

Business continuity is when business continues as normal despite circumstances that may otherwise be disruptive. According to the Business Continuity Institute, business continuity management is the process of identifying "potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations those threats, if realized, might cause, and which provides a framework for building organizational resilience" to effectively respond by following plans and strategies. Business continuity planners create and implement strategies and plans for disaster recovery and business continuity. They coordinate mock disaster exercises regularly to improve on the plans and procedures. There are approximately 9,570 emergency management directors and 998,000 business operations specialists employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Certified Business Continuity Planner

Business Continuity Planner

Associate Business Continuity Planner