Investigate a Career in Criminal Justice

Self confident. Assertive. Critical thinker. Committed to our Constitution. Sound like you? Then you have the basic material for a career in criminal justice. With the right preparation, you can be part of the system that makes society safe. Here is another fact to consider:

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), careers in criminal justice and protective services will grow as fast or faster than the average for all occupations in the years to come.*

Criminal justice career fields

Most associate degree graduates can look forward to entry-level positions in corrections, private and corporate security and office support for law enforcement departments. Bachelor’s degree graduates may start in similar positions, but will be prepared to later assume supervisory or management responsibilities.

The following employers hire applicants with criminal justice degrees:

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • State and national parks
  • State and federal prisons, local corrections facilities
  • Private security corporations and protective service
  • Risk management/assessment companies
  • Private investigative services 
  • Border patrol
  • U.S. Customs
  • Child protective services

Outlook for criminal justice jobs

The job outlook for this field is good. Below is a breakdown of BLS salary and employment estimates for the period through 2018:

Preparing for a career in criminal justice

Globe University offers online and on-campus criminal justice programs that prepare students to take advantage of diverse career opportunities. A representative will be happy to help you evaluate the criminal justice job outlook, your educational options and placement rates for graduates of our school.  Call us at 1-877-303-6060 or contact college admissions for more information.

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition