List of Criminal Justice Careers

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$38490
High School Diploma (or GED)


They handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
$49870
High School Diploma (or GED)


They maintain order in courts of law.
$49300
High School Diploma (or GED)


They guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.
$85020
High School Diploma (or GED)


They investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
$31970
High School Diploma (or GED)


They guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
$64140
Between Post-Secondary Certificate and Associate's Degree


They inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
$64140
Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)


They conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.
$59260
Bachelor's Degree


They patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.
$80310
Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)


They supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
$49610
Bachelor's Degree


They enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.
$53240
High School Diploma (or GED)


They control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
$36200
High School Diploma (or GED)


They act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above the casino floor, cashier's cage, and from desk. Use of audio/video equipment is also common to observe operation of the business. Usually required to provide verbal and written reports of all violations and suspicious behavior to supervisor.
$85020
High School Diploma (or GED)


They 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.
$85020
Bachelor's Degree


They 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.
$24420
High School Diploma (or GED)


They monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
$80310
High School Diploma (or GED)


They supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
$53240
Post-Secondary Certificate


They control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.
$42200
High School Diploma (or GED)


They patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or city streets to issue tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.
$85020
High School Diploma (or GED)


They conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
$85020
High School Diploma (or GED)


They collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.
$65400
High School Diploma (or GED)


They patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.
$56810
Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)


They gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.
$34650
High School Diploma (or GED)


They implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. Conduct audits and investigations of employee activity. May assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems for safeguarding assets.
$32050
High School Diploma (or GED)


They guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.
$65400
High School Diploma (or GED)


They enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.
$68350
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.
$93100
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
$74450
Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)


They protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
$41860
High School Diploma (or GED)


They conduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. May operate basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints.

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