Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors Are Growing

Jobs in a criminal justice setting are extensive and fall within several categories in both government and private sector settings including the court system, corrections, and security. Earning a higher credential may lead you to greater professional responsibility, career advancement, and earnings growth.

You may qualify for a variety of exciting employment opportunities that require formal education in criminal law and procedures, investigation techniques, corrections practices, juvenile justice, or private security. Reach your potential with your graduate certificate.

  • $40,580Median Pay
  • The U.S. Dept. of Labor reports that correctional officers earn $40,580 in annual median pay.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Correctional Officers and Bailiffs (May 5, 2016).