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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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15 Social Worker I 16 Social Worker II LOCATION OF POSITION Grantsville, MD (Garrett County) Main Purpose of Job A Social Worker I, Criminal Justice and Social Worker II, Criminal Justice is the (I) intermediate level (II) full performance level of professional social work providing clinical and therapeutic social work services in behavioral health to the most clinically demanding of youth inv...
The vita bank exists to provide a pool of candidates who might be available to fill anticipated positions as needed....
The Department of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice at our Branch Campus in Queensbury, NY, starting August 2014. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate educa...
SUNY Plattsburgh is accepting applications for the update of a vita bank for part-time instructors for courses taught on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury. The vita bank exists to provide a pool of candidates who might be available to fill anticipated positions as needed. The file is reviewed and appointments are made as needed....
Searchamericanjobs Albany, NY
Dean, School of Criminal Justice Category: Professional Department: School of Criminal Justice Locations: Albany, NY Posted: Nov 10, '14 Type: Full-time E-mailto a friend About University at Albany: Established in 1844, the University at Albany is the oldest state-chartered public institution of higher education in New York and a major research university center within the 65-campus State ...
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree or ABD in criminal justice or related social science degree; strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level in both the on-campus and online environment; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; and commitment to an experiential learning educational philosophy within the s...
It is expected that an online faculty member will model a personal commitment to the goals and values of Liberty University, engage in an active commitment to and experience of personal spiritual formation within a biblically-informed Christian worldview, and follow lesson plans developed for the course they are facilitating. Online faculty should view the course being taught as a means to a signi...
Bridgewater State University's Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2015. A large, growing, dynamic department with a strong social justice orientation in both theory and practice seeks faculty committed to teaching, mentoring, and research.The focus of this position is an open specialization in the following areas: community ...
Northwest College Powell, WY
Posting Number 0600193 Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Position Status Tenure-track Reports to Division Chair Department Soc. Science & Education Posting Date 12/19/2014 Closing Date 01/14/2015 Job Category Faculty Anticipated Start Date 08/17/2015 Position Term Academic year FLSA Exempt Starting Salary Range Starting salary is $44,411/academic year (...
Corinthian Colleges, Inc Tampa, FL
Description With your vision and conviction student dreams can be achieved If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity with a robust company committed to changing students’ lives and doing the right thing, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is the place for you. As one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, we are on the cutting edge of the industry and forging ahead into a...
DEPARTMENT: Social Sciences APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Do NOT use the "Apply for this position through My" feature to apply. To be considered for faculty employment, a candidate who meets job opening qualifications must complete the following steps for EACH job opening to which the qualified candidate applies. SUBMIT ALL the following documents IN ONE PACKAGE directly to the...
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...
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...
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...
Corinthian Colleges, Inc Los Angeles, CA
Description Faculty Degree - CA NE Job Responsibilities: • Instruct assigned courses in accordance with course competencies/objectives • Select and utilize a variety of approved course materials and teaching methods – such as using lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, and seminars - to ensure the needs of the individual students are met in the program (utilize instructional plans) • E...
Description/Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions First review of applications will be Monday December 8, 2014. The CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) Supervisor class is responsible for performing both primary and secondary highly technical application or product support in one of two support areas: System (includes Application, Database, Network, and Server); or Security (includes C...
Faculty Adjunct General Job Description: You’re a leader and champion for the people who need you most – your students! You rise to the occasion every time you step in a classroom by planning, preparing, and delivering quality course instruction in lecture and/or laboratory format. You utilize a variety of instructional methods when teaching approved course objectives to ensure that students wit...
Applicants must have a Master's degree in Criminal Justice or a Master's degree and eighteen semester hours at the graduate level in Criminal Justice. No Experience Required 18 Years Education Preferred Skills Applicants who demonstrate evidence of recent, successful post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. Job Description Seeking qualified applicants for the Part-Time Faculty-Crimin...
Applicants must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring our diverse student body....
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional Denmark Technical College is looking to build an active pool of qualified applicants to teach courses within the Public Service Department. Applications will be reviewed on an as needed basis Under the supervision of the Dean of Public Service this position performs classroom instructional duties in the area of Criminal Justice. A...

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