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Criminal Justice

Career opportunities await in the Criminal Justice field

Career opportunities await in the criminal justice field

Join the legal system’s front lines with a criminal justice career. A bachelor’s degree can help gain you entry into this growing field. Browse through careers in criminal justice to discover a job that works for you.

Popular Criminal Justice Careers

Police Officer: Police officers enforce laws to serve and protect the public. Ideal candidates are physically fit, passionate about public service and have sound moral judgment.

    • Growth rate: 7%
    • Median annual salary: $55,010

Security Guard: Security guards patrol and inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism and illegal activity. Ideal candidates possess an elevated sense of responsibility, a clean police record and good health.

    • Growth rate: 18%
    • Median annual salary: $24,380

Correctional Officer: Correctional officers supervise individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in jail, reformatory or prison. They enforce rules in correctional facilities and often assist in inmates’ rehabilitation process. Ideal candidates have good judgment, quick responses and good health.

    • Growth rate: 5%
    • Median annual salary: $39,020
(Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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