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Criminal Justice Job Overview

The field of criminal justice encompasses a variety of different job opportunities, such as Lawyers, Police Officers, Government Agents, Forensic Investigators, Teachers, Correctional Officers and more. There are criminals throughout the country, which means that these professionals are necessary in every city and state. As technology continues to advance, crimes become harder to trace and solve, so those who want to work in criminal justice will continue to learn throughout their careers.

The daily tasks of a person working in a criminal justice job will depend on what he or she is doing, whether it involves working directly with suspects or convicts or doing more work behind the scenes to find and process evidence.

Criminal Justice Job Education Requirements

The educational requirements for careers in criminal justice also vary depending on the type of work. For police officers and correctional officers, most jobs only require a high school diploma along with training and education at a police academy. Forensic specialists typically need a bachelor's degree in the field, while a lawyer needs a master's degree to receive qualification to practice. Many positions offer training while on the job, so employees in this field have the potential to move up and learn more about criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Job Market

According to recent statistics, lawyers seem to be in excess, while police officers and other law enforcement forces have dwindling numbers. Since there are so many different job opportunities within the field of criminal justice, it is difficult to say whether there is predicted growth and opportunity in each area, but since there will always be individuals who are breaking laws, there will always be a need for criminal justice officials.

Criminal Justice Job Salary Information

Depending on the criminal justice job, salary can vary quite drastically. Education plays a role, so jobs that require higher education have much higher starting salaries. For example, a criminal justice professor can earn close to $100,000 per year, while a police officer or correctional officer typically earns between $27,000 and $69,000 each year.

Another area of criminal justice that can offer a more lucrative paycheck is working for government agencies, such as the CIA, FBI, DEA, or others. Since working in the field carries a higher risk of danger to each employee, he or she may qualify for hazard pay or other additional payment amounts to compensate.

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JOB REQUIREMENTS Education/Knowledge: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, or other related field of study. Eligible for certification and licensure by the state of Tennessee if such exists or his/her degree/profession. Experience: Must have course works and or experience in the areas of psy...
Criminal Justice Continuing Workforce Education (CSE) Coordinator Application Deadline: January 5, 2015 For additional information please contact Human Resources at 352-395-5187 or go to EA/EO notice is found at
CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of PT Instructor Criminal Justice (Public Safety/Criminal Justice) Job ID : req788 Position Closing Date : December 22, 2014 General Function and Job Duties: The Instructor will be teaching classes both days and evenings, at multiple campus (Merancas, Central and Levine), as well as on line. Central Piedmont Community College is a com...
Responsible for instructing courses in the Criminal Justice curriculum in the Western New York market (Amherst, Buffalo or Southtowns campuses) Requirements: Master's degree in criminal justice; faculty possessing a JD or Master's degree in Sociology mayteach selected courses within the curriculum....
Under general supervision, plans and implements curriculum and educational programs for students within the program. Communicates class content to students so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational objectives. Education: MS/BS in Criminal Justice;JD may be qualified to teach certain courses within the program. Experience: 1...
CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTRUCTOR Concho Valley Council of Governments The Concho Valley Council of Governments is seeking an experienced Criminal Justice Instructor to select, research, and develop curriculum to instruct basic and in-service police training, correctional officer and telecommunications courses and licenses. They must assure compliance with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)...
FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE JOB DUTIES DESCRIPTION Criminal Justice Policy Advisor Administrative Division The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking a highly skilled attorney to serve as Criminal JusticePolicy Advisor. Excellent writing and research skills are required. Experience in program development and program evaluation is also required. Essential Duties:...
Lecturer in Criminal Justice The Criminal Justice Program in the College of Social Justice and Human Service at the University of Toledo, invites applications for a lecturer’s position which will begin in January 2015. Core duties for this position are instructional delivery, class preparations, curriculum development, and course/instructional assessment, along with non-core duties includingcommi...
Do you have a passion for what you do in education? Do you enjoy mentoring others and coaching people to be successful in your career? Have you considered being an instructor? Apply today! CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONS INSTRUCTOR (PART-TIME) Faculty Qualifications: Associate degree and 3 years teaching experience. POST/STC certified Defensive Tactics, POST/STC certified Baton, AHA certified CPR...
DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CJ&SS) TIFFIN UNIVERSITY Located in northwest Ohio, Tiffin University has an opening in the following discipline: Dean of the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences (CJ&SS) The School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences has an opening for a Dean position beginning June 2015. Primary responsibilities include: Serving as Chi...
Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Saint Leo enrolls students at the traditional University Campus, at more than 40 education centers and offices, and through the Center for Online Learning. University-wide, Saint Leo enrolls students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 86 countries. Saint Leo...
Salary : Commensurate Pay Basis : Per Semester Job/NOV Number : F00038FY13 Security Sensitive Position : Yes Primary Duties: The Department of Criminal Justice at Texas A&M University-Commerce seeks to establish a pool of qualified applicants for future, part-time adjunct faculty appointments. Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: A Terminal degree in Criminal Justi...
Salary : Varies by discipline Pay Basis : Semester Job/NOV Number : 14202 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: The Department of Public Affairs & Social Research seeks to establish a pool of qualified applicants for future, part-time Adjunct Faculty appointments in Criminal Justice. Successful applicants may teach up to nine semester credit hours within the required discip...
Utilizing clinical social work techniques and theory, the Clinical Social Worker consults on, assesses, and intervenes with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems. Duties also include, but are not limited to, conducting psychosocial assessments, making a psychosocial diagnosis, planning and implementing effective treatments, evaluat...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Department of Public Safety is recruiting for a Criminal Justice Technician I to join our team committed to public safety through public service. This position is part of the Division of Alaska State Troopers (AST), Alaska Bureau of Investigation (ABI), Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) and interfaces with commissioned and civilian ABI m...
Do you want to make a difference? If so, then ECPI University may be the place for you. We are seeking professionals with the experience and knowledge to help transform the lives of our students. ECPI University, with campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Online, is a nationally ranked, regionally accredited, private institution offering Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s deg...
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...
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...

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