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What is Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice is a system which upholds the law. Your career in criminal justice could be one where you become a law enforcement officer, become a corrections officer or become a lawyer.

Law Enforcement Career

There seems to never be a shortage of jobs in law enforcement and there is plenty of room for advancement. Most local police and sheriff departments do not require you to have a college degree.

Corrections Officer Career

A career as a corrections officer will have you working in a local jail or state prison system. You will be responsible for keeping the welfare of the prisoners and the prison safe. There is room for advancement throughout your career as a corrections officer.

Lawyer, Paralegal, or Judge

As a lawyer, paralegal or Judge you will be either representing the state/city/county in their pursuit of charges against the defendant or you will be working for the defendant in their pursuit to clear their name of the charges. Both sides can be equally rewarding. On the one side you could be putting the worst of the worst behind bars for lengthy prison sentences and fighting crime or on the other hand you could be defending the accused against false exaggerated charges.

$62k/annually
Police/Sheriff$58k/annually
Criminal Justice Educator
Corrections Officer$38k/annually
Fire Inspector$53k/annually
Firefighter$45k/annually
Private Investigator$45k/annually
Security Guard$24k/annually
Paralegal$51k/annually
Court Reporter$48k/annually
Arbitrator / Mediator$61k/annually
Lawyer$113k/annually
Judge$102k/annually
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