What can you do with a criminal justice degree?
The criminal justice career field needs dedicated, everyday heroes like you! Become a professional in this challenging yet rewarding line of work and you could look forward to great job potential.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)* predicts careers in criminal justice and protective services will grow as fast as or faster than the average for all occupations in the years to come.
Prepare for a great criminal justice career—contact us today to get started in one of the following degree programs:
Employers and opportunities
This is a broad field, with diverse opportunities. The following employers hire applicants with criminal justice degrees:
- Federal Bureau of Prisons
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- State and national parks
- State and federal prisons, local corrections facilities
- Private security corporations and protective services
- Private investigative services
- Border patrol
- U.S. Customs
- Domestic abuse advocacy agencies
- Child protective services
Outlook for criminal justice jobs
Private detectives and investigators: Jobs in this career field are expected to grow much faster than average between 2008 and 2018, with a projected 22% increase in employment. The median annual wages of salaried private detectives and investigators is $41,760.*
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers: Job opportunities in this career classification should be favorable, with 14% increase in employment for security guards and 12% increasing for gaming surveillance officers between 2008 and 2018. The median annual salary for security guards is $23,460, for gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators median annual wages are $28,850.*
Correctional officers: Job opportunities in this career field are expected to be favorable, with a 9% increase in employment projected between 2008 and 2018. The median annual salary of correctional officers and jailers is $38,380.*
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists: Job opportunities are expected to be excellent for this career field with a projected increase in employment of 19% between 2008 and 2018. The median annual salary for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is $45,910.*
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*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition