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    Are you interested in an education that may make a difference in your community? Do you already work in criminal justiceand are looking for hands-on training that can help you advance in your field? If so, then a criminal justice career may be a good fit for you.(1)

    Call or request information to learn more about our Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

    What Occupations are Possible with Criminal Justice Career Training?

    Criminal justice refers to all aspects of crime control in a community, and it includes the following occupations:

    • Loss Prevention Officer
    • Corrections Officers and Jailers
    • Private Detectives and Investigators
    • Police and Detectives

    What is the Job Outlook for Criminal Justice Careers?

    Job prospects for those seeking a criminal justice career should be strong through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, though specific employment growth will vary by profession. The BLS expects these common criminal justice professions to experience the following employment growth from 2014 to 2024:

    • Private Detectives and Investigator: 5 percent(2)
    • Security Guards: 5 percent(3)
    • Correctional Officers and Jailers: 4 percent(4)
    • Police and Detectives: 4 percent(5)

    Many criminal justice professionals are employed by local, state, or federal government, and they must pass examinations and meet certain requirements to begin work. Private detectives must be licensed in most states, though specific requirements vary.(2)

    What Skills can Help Prepare Graduates for Criminal Justice Careers?

    To succeed in the criminal justice career fields listed above, you should be able to communicate effectively and dedicated to promoting justice. Remington College's hands-on criminal justice courseworkincludes hands-on training in safety and risk management, contemporary corrections, forensic psychology, and more, in an effort to help prepare graduates for entry-level careers in criminal justice fields.(1)