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Criminal Justice Job Overview

Criminal justice is a broad job market involved in upholding law, deterring and preventing crime, and doling out penalties and rehabilitation for offenders. Such job opportunities would include Probation Officers, Private Investigators, Security Guards or Criminal Justice Professors. While many are hands-on, face-to-face opportunities, others involve working behind the scenes to maintain order in a public or private setting. Many people who excel at this job end up becoming Attorneys or Detectives.

Because criminal justice positions widely differ, pinpointing exactly what you will be doing proves difficult. However, some examples of daily tasks might include:

  • Performing background checks
  • Conducting surveillance
  • Prosecuting criminals
  • Interacting with former offenders
  • Protecting the assets and persons in a public or private setting
  • Enforcing public laws or private policies

Criminal Justice Job Education Requirements

Since there are a variety of jobs, each with their own need of skills and knowledge, education for these positions varies. Most employers require at least a two-year associate's degree in criminal justice or a related field for jobs such as Crime Scene Technician or a Detention Officer. Candidates with bachelor's degrees are more qualified to handle adverse tasks and will have the ability to advance through the ranks quickly. Certifications can also make potential employers more apt to hiring a specific person.

Other jobs require a master's degree or specialized degree such as a lawyer or a judge, but the advantage is a salary higher in comparison to undergraduate degrees.

Criminal Justice Job Market

Due to the increase in population, the criminal justice job market is expected to increase by 11 percent over the next 10 years, which is comparable to the national average. One-third of these jobs are in the government sector, including FBI Agents, Police Officers and Criminologists, while 40 percent are private company jobs, such as consulting, loss prevention or private security. Most of the job growth is almost exclusively for law enforcement professionals.

Criminal Justice Job Salary Information

The annual salary of criminal justice professionals varies widely from profession to profession. Those starting out in entry-level jobs and lacking a college degree can expect to make about $25,000 a year. Those holding bachelor's degrees can expect to make nearly double that. Jobs that require specialized degrees or many years of experience are highly sought after making the annual salary anywhere from about $70,000 to $166,000.

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The Dean and Director reports directly to the Provost and oversees the activities of faculty and staff in the College of Criminal Justice and the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center. The Dean functions as the chief academic officer of the College of Criminal Justice, which offers B.S., B.A., M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The College consists of three departments: Criminal Justice and Criminolo...
Criminal Justice Coordinator, FT: Provides oversight & coordination of services for criminal justice clients & networking with referral sources. Prior chemical dependency experience required. CASAC preferred. Resumes to: H.R. Dept, Northpointe Council, Inc., 800 Main Street, N.F., NY 14301 or email to tkinan@ northpointecouncil.org...
WSWHE BOCES Vacancy Criminal Justice Studies Instructor CTE Full-Time Long Term Substitute Location: Myers Education Center, Saratoga Springs Requirements: Must be NYS certified or certifiable in Security Operations 7-12 TBS through June 30,2015. Application procedures: · Current BOCES employees must send letter of interest and an updated resume to: · If not currently employed by BOCES...
Job Overview Job Title:CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTRUCTOR Security/Corrections/Law EnforcementProfessional Job Type: Full-Time Location: US-TX-North Houston (Greenspoint) Department: Academics Supervisory: No Travel Req’d:No Job Description Remington College is seeking an exceptional Criminal Justice instructor! If you’re a dedicated, enthusiastic, experienced criminal justice, security, courtr...
Asstistant Professor, Criminal Justice Asst. Professor, Nursing Mays Landing, NJ visit www.atlantic.edu for details Click on "jobs" Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Kern Community College District Criminal Justice Instructor The successful applicant for the Criminal Justice position will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of courses including, but not limited to Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRIM B21 Introduction to Correctional Administration 3.0 Criminal Law, Introduction to Evidence, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Forensic and Sci...
Health, Education, and Social Programs Education, Community & Social Programs Division Fairfax, VA Position: Research Associate in Criminal Justice Job Description: The Children and Youth, Justice and Behavioral Health (CJBH) Research and Evaluation Team has a broad portfolio of projects focusing on criminal justice practices and policies. The team is seeking a Research Associate to work on m...
Our deep commitment to the professional success of our graduates and the specific needs of local employers has fueled continuous growth since the College was founded in 1977. With campuses in California and online programs available to students across the country, SJVC prepares thousands of graduates each year to step directly into rewarding careers. (See SJVC.edu). CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTRU...
Our deep commitment to the professional success of our graduates and the specific needs of local employers has fueled continuous growth since the College was founded in 1977. With campuses in California and online programs available to students across the country, SJVC prepares thousands of graduates each year to step directly into rewarding careers. (See SJVC.edu). CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONS ...
Our deep commitment to the professional success of our graduates and the specific needs of local employers has fueled continuous growth since the College was founded in 1977. With campuses in California and online programs available to students across the country, SJVC prepares thousands of graduates each year to step directly into rewarding careers. (See SJVC.edu). CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONS ...
Faculty Adjunct If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity with a company committed to changing students’ lives and doing the right thing, we are the place for you. We are on the cutting-edge of the industry and forging ahead into a new era of leadership, growth and innovation. We currently operate multiple campuses through Everest College, WyoTech and Heald College and are dedicated to delive...
Inquisitor. Inc. seeks to hire a Criminal Defense Investigator for our Memphis, TN. office. The successful applicant will have a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, or Psychology. Must be self-motivated, tenacious, and hard-working. Able to work independently, self-teach as well as collaborate effectively on a team . The ability to travel both in/out of state is necessary, reliable t...
CARCO is growing. Come grow with us!!! The Criminal Research Associate provides support to our Public Records Division through the following duties: * Ability to review and understand court documentation and case reports * Conduct necessary research to obtain documents related to individual cases * Input related notes into the system for review and approval by leadership * Contact external pa...
Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801237 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution. Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: A Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely-related di...
Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications and Course Level Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801044 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in the discipline or a closely related area and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice. Prior teaching experience at...
The Instructor works with staff, faculty and students to provide a warm, friendly, nurturing atmosphere, where students can learn the skills required, to obtain the job they need, to have the lives they want. Classroom Instruction. Conducts classroom and lab activities according to program requirements to ensure that students acquire the personal, interaction and professional/vocational skills to...
Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications and Course Level Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801045 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in the discipline or a closely related area and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice. Prior teaching experience at...
Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications and Course Level Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801042 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in the discipline or a closely related area and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice. Prior teaching experience at...
Position Description: The United States District Court has an immediate opening for a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Processing Clerk. The CJA Processing Clerk administers the Court’s CJA Payment Program, ensuring compliance with 18 U.S.C. §3006A. The incumbent reviews the accuracy of all CJA vouchers received and collected by the court for disbursement, and maintains required records in accorda...
La Vega High School Waco, TX, 76705
Texas certified teacher with required endorsement along with ESL endorsement...

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