What Jobs Can You Get
in Criminal Justice?
And who’s hiring?
Job: Probation officer
 What they do
Monitor and work with offenders to help
them remain law-abiding citizens.
Job: Probation officer
 Who hires?
State corrections departments are the
primary employers of probation officers.
Other p...
Job: Probation officer
 Salary
The median salary in 2012 for probation
officers was $48,190. The bottom 10
percent of tho...
Job: Probation officer
 Career outlook
The probation officer field is expected to
lose 900 jobs through 2022, a 1 percent...
Job: Probation officer
 Education
A bachelor’s degree is usually required
for those who want to become probation
officers...
Job: Forensic science technician
 What they do
Analyze evidence related to criminal
investigations and test items
(eviden...
Job: Forensic science technician
 Who hires
Local, state and federal law
enforcement agencies hire forensic
science techn...
Job: Forensic science technician
 Salary
The median 2012 salary for forensic
science technicians was $52,840.
The bottom ...
Job: Forensic science technician
 Career outlook
The forensic science technician field
is expected to grow by 6 percent
t...
Job: Forensic science technician
 Education
The career typically requires a
bachelor’s degree, and employers
generally pr...
Job: Private detective
 What they do
Investigate. Whether it’s online or
in the field, private detectives find
informatio...
Job: Private detective
 Who hires
Law firms, corporations, private
citizens, insurance companies
and others. About 20 per...
Job: Private detective
 Salary
The 2012 median salary for
private detectives was $45,740.
The bottom 10 percent earned
le...
Job: Private detective
 Career outlook
The field is expected to grow 11
percent through 2022, average
growth compared to ...
Job: Private detective
 Education
The entry-level education for
private detective is a high school
diploma or equivalent....
Job: Security guard
 What they do
Patrol and monitor buildings and
their grounds to prevent theft and
other illegal activ...
Job: Security guard
 Who hires
Office buildings, casinos, retail
stores, banks, hotels, hospitals,
governments, stadiums,...
Job: Security guard
 Salary
The 2012 median salary for
security guards was $23,970. The
bottom 10 percent earned less
tha...
Job: Security guard
 Career outlook
The field is expected to grow 12
percent through 2022, as fast as
the average for all...
Job: Security guard
 Education
The entry-level education for
security guards is a high school
diploma or equivalent, thou...
Job: Corrections officer
 What they do
Oversee, in a variety of
capacities, those who are in jail
or prison.
Job: Corrections officer
 Who hires
State and federal
prisons, sheriff’s offices, local
and private correctional faciliti...
Job: Corrections officer
 Salary
The 2012 median salary for
corrections officers was
$23,970. The bottom 10 percent
earne...
Job: Corrections officer
 Career outlook
The field is expected to grow 5
percent through 2022, slower
than the average fo...
Job: Corrections officer
 Education
High school diploma or
equivalent, though many
employers require college
coursework.
...
Job: Fish and game warden
 What they do
Investigate violations to hunting and
fishing rules, patrol assigned areas and
co...
Job: Fish and game warden
 Who hires
State and federal agencies. (There are
no private-sector jobs for fish and game
ward...
Job: Fish and game warden
 Salary
The 2012 median salary for fish and
game wardens was $48,070. The
bottom 10 percent ear...
Job: Fish and game warden
 Career outlook
An additional 1,760 new jobs were
expected to be added by 2018. (The
U.S. Burea...
Job: Fish and game warden
 Education
The entry-level education for fish and
game wardens varies by state, though
many req...
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From Globe Education Network, a look at some of the jobs you can get with a criminal justice degree. And who's hiring. For more information on Criminal Justice Degrees visit: http://www.msbcollege.edu/degree-programs/legal-science/criminal-justice/what-can-you-do-with-criminal-justice-degree/

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What jobs can you get in criminal justice

  1. 1. What Jobs Can You Get in Criminal Justice? And who’s hiring?
  2. 2. Job: Probation officer  What they do Monitor and work with offenders to help them remain law-abiding citizens.
  3. 3. Job: Probation officer  Who hires? State corrections departments are the primary employers of probation officers. Other positions are available through the U.S. Department of Justice. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Community-and-Social-Service/Probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm#tab-4 http://www.probationofficeredu.org/
  4. 4. Job: Probation officer  Salary The median salary in 2012 for probation officers was $48,190. The bottom 10 percent of those in the profession earned less than $31,590, while the top 10 percent earned more than $83,410. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Community-and-Social-Service/Probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm#tab-4
  5. 5. Job: Probation officer  Career outlook The probation officer field is expected to lose 900 jobs through 2022, a 1 percent drop from 2012. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Community-and-Social-Service/Probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm#tab-4
  6. 6. Job: Probation officer  Education A bachelor’s degree is usually required for those who want to become probation officers. Some short-term on-the-job training is generally provided. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Community-and-Social-Service/Probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm#tab-4
  7. 7. Job: Forensic science technician  What they do Analyze evidence related to criminal investigations and test items (evidence or weapons) to determine their significance to a case. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm http://www.legal-criminal-justice-schools.com/Criminal-Justice-Degrees/Forensic-Science-Technicians.html
  8. 8. Job: Forensic science technician  Who hires Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies hire forensic science technicians, as do private labs, hospitals and universities. Some in the field work as consultants. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm http://www.legal-criminal-justice-schools.com/Criminal-Justice-Degrees/Forensic-Science-Technicians.html
  9. 9. Job: Forensic science technician  Salary The median 2012 salary for forensic science technicians was $52,840. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $32,200, while the top 10 percent earned more than $85,210. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm
  10. 10. Job: Forensic science technician  Career outlook The forensic science technician field is expected to grow by 6 percent through 2022, slower than the average for all professions. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm
  11. 11. Job: Forensic science technician  Education The career typically requires a bachelor’s degree, and employers generally provide on-the-job training. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm
  12. 12. Job: Private detective  What they do Investigate. Whether it’s online or in the field, private detectives find information and analyze data related to legal, personal or financial matters. The work can include background checks, surveillance, finding missing people and more.
  13. 13. Job: Private detective  Who hires Law firms, corporations, private citizens, insurance companies and others. About 20 percent of private detectives were selfemployed in 2012. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Private-detectives-and-investigators.htm http://www.pinow.com/resources/private-investigation-faqs
  14. 14. Job: Private detective  Salary The 2012 median salary for private detectives was $45,740. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $32,200 and the top 10 percent earned more than $85,210 Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Private-detectives-and-investigators.htm
  15. 15. Job: Private detective  Career outlook The field is expected to grow 11 percent through 2022, average growth compared to the figure for all professions. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Private-detectives-and-investigators.htm
  16. 16. Job: Private detective  Education The entry-level education for private detective is a high school diploma or equivalent. Private detectives generally need some experience in law enforcement and most states require them to have a license. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Private-detectives-and-investigators.htm
  17. 17. Job: Security guard  What they do Patrol and monitor buildings and their grounds to prevent theft and other illegal activity or violations.
  18. 18. Job: Security guard  Who hires Office buildings, casinos, retail stores, banks, hotels, hospitals, governments, stadiums, bars, schools and universities, museums and more. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes339032.htm
  19. 19. Job: Security guard  Salary The 2012 median salary for security guards was $23,970. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $17,390 and the top 10 percent earned more than $42,490. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes339032.htm
  20. 20. Job: Security guard  Career outlook The field is expected to grow 12 percent through 2022, as fast as the average for all other professions. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes339032.htm
  21. 21. Job: Security guard  Education The entry-level education for security guards is a high school diploma or equivalent, though some employers prefer to hire candidates with a degree. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes339032.htm
  22. 22. Job: Corrections officer  What they do Oversee, in a variety of capacities, those who are in jail or prison.
  23. 23. Job: Corrections officer  Who hires State and federal prisons, sheriff’s offices, local and private correctional facilities. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Correctional-officers.htm#tab-4
  24. 24. Job: Corrections officer  Salary The 2012 median salary for corrections officers was $23,970. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $27,000 and the top 10 percent earned more than $69,610. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Correctional-officers.htm#tab-4
  25. 25. Job: Corrections officer  Career outlook The field is expected to grow 5 percent through 2022, slower than the average for all professions. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Correctional-officers.htm#tab-4
  26. 26. Job: Corrections officer  Education High school diploma or equivalent, though many employers require college coursework. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Correctional-officers.htm#tab-4
  27. 27. Job: Fish and game warden  What they do Investigate violations to hunting and fishing rules, patrol assigned areas and compile data on wildlife. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes333031.htm#nat http://www.recruiter.com/careers/fish-and-game-wardens/outlook/
  28. 28. Job: Fish and game warden  Who hires State and federal agencies. (There are no private-sector jobs for fish and game wardens.) Sources: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes333031.htm#nat http://www.recruiter.com/careers/fish-and-game-wardens/outlook/
  29. 29. Job: Fish and game warden  Salary The 2012 median salary for fish and game wardens was $48,070. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $31,870 and the top 10 percent earned more than $70,750. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes333031.htm#nat http://www.recruiter.com/careers/fish-and-game-wardens/outlook/
  30. 30. Job: Fish and game warden  Career outlook An additional 1,760 new jobs were expected to be added by 2018. (The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not provide data.) Sources: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes333031.htm#nat http://www.recruiter.com/careers/fish-and-game-wardens/outlook/
  31. 31. Job: Fish and game warden  Education The entry-level education for fish and game wardens varies by state, though many require a bachelor’s degree. Sources: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes333031.htm#nat http://www.recruiter.com/careers/fish-and-game-wardens/outlook/

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