Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

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What these careers are about

Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Career nameAvg salary

Lawyers

represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
$136260

Law Professors

teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$126230

Judges and Magistrates

arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
$116100

Security Managers

direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.
$111230

Loss Prevention Managers

plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.
$111230

Administrative Law Judges

conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
$93140

Police Supervisors

directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
$85810

Anthropology Professors

teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$85440

Police Detectives

conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
$79620

Crime Scene Investigators

collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.
$79620

Criminal Investigators

investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
$79620

Immigration Inspectors

investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.
$79620

Intelligence Analysts

gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.
$79620

Psychology Professors

teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$79370

Firefighter Captains

supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
$74970

Forest Fire Supervisors

supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
$74970

EMS Directors

plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
$73750

Security Specialists

conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security, personnel security, and information security. May work in fields such as health care, banking, gaming, security engineering, or manufacturing.
$73480

Business Continuity Planners

develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.
$73480

Arbitrators and Conciliators

facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
$69060
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