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Careers in Criminal Justice

Are you ready for a rewarding career serving your community? With a career in criminal justice you’ll have many opportunities to earn a good living while contributing to the quality of life where you live. As an additional benefit, careers in the field of criminal justice often come with competitive salaries and attractive benefits packages. Interested in learning more? Check out these sought-after criminal justice careers. 

  • Security Officer (Gaming Surveillance Office)
    Can you spot a problem coming from a mile away? Security officers monitor the safety of management and customers in a variety of interesting work environments. 
  • Police Patrol Officers
    Becoming a police patrol officer is an excellent career path for people who enjoy working with the general public. 
  • Security Guard
    Individuals with a strong attention to detail can help stop crimes before they happen as a security guard.
  • Police Identification and Records Specialist
  • Detail-oriented individuals can find an exciting, hands-on career as a police identification and records specialist. 
  • Probation Officer
    Are you the kind of person who likes to help people get back on track? Consider a rewarding career as a probation officer. 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
    Do you want to make the workplace better for everyone? Occupational health and safety specialists evaluate the working environment
  • Loss Prevention Manager
    Are you good at identifying inconsistencies and ways to improve? Loss prevention managers earn good salaries working with businesses and organizations to minimize loss. 
  • Correctional Officers and Jailers
    People who have a good deal of confidence and the ability to deal well with difficult people can find a good-paying career as a correctional officer or jailer. 
  • Compliance Officer
    How would you like to help organizations abide by environmental and/or labor laws? Consider a high-paying career as a compliance officer. 
  • Transit Police (Transit and Railroad Police)
    Does safety come naturally to you? You could earn an excellent salary as a transit police or railroad police officer.
  • Parking Enforcement Officer (Parking Enforcement Worker)
    Do you need to stay active? Parking Enforcement Officers are on the move, generally working in non-competitive, friendly environments.
  • Dispatcher (Police, Ambulance and Fire)
    Are you an excellent communicator who can keep your cool under pressure? Dispatchers form an essential bridge between the public and emergency professionals. 
  • Bailiff
    A career as a bailiff is a great stepping stone career in the field of criminal justice. 

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