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Careers in criminal justice in Houston

By Remington College Posted March 13, 2019

With the United States' unemployment rate at just 3.9 percent as of December 2018 and a projected 11.5 million increase in employment from 2016 to 2026, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking for a new career.

The perfect place to start one? It could very well be Houston, Texas. The Bayou City led the nation in job growth last year. It was also named among the top places to live by U.S. News & World Report, coming in at No. 26. With such strong numbers, it's not surprising that Houston is a great place for young professionals to break into the job market or for established workers to look for advancement.

Not sure where to start? If you enjoy helping others, serving your community and making a difference, criminal justice could be the perfect career. In fact, employment for police and detectives is expected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, with private detectives and investigators growing at a rate of 11 percent in that same time period.1

A criminal justice degree is very versatile and offers many diverse pathways for graduates. From careers in the police force to crime lab analysts, there are many opportunities.2

That's where Remington College can help. Remington College's North Houston campus in Greenspoint, Texas, is one of several nationwide trade school campuses offering both associate degrees and bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, allowing graduates to pursue employment in law enforcement, corrections and security2.

With Remington College Greenspoint Campus, you can obtain a criminal justice associate's degree that may give you the skills to help you pursue your dream job in criminal justice. The associate degree program provides students with training in components of the criminal justice system, correctional systems and security management. Students will cover the basics of criminal law, crime scene processing, forensic science, law enforcement operations and ethics. Remington's program will provide crucial hands-on training for criminal justice majors such as practicing fingerprint analysis or blood spatter detection in a crime lab.

Remington College also offers a bachelor's in criminal justice that will expand on the knowledge gained in the associate degree program. The bachelor's completion degree program has a focused curriculum aimed at developing specific skills, knowledge and experiences within the field. Not only is this program appropriate for those seeking an introduction to criminal justice, but it is also beneficial for experienced professionals seeking career advancement.

If you think the criminal justice field is the career path for you, Remington College Greenspoint Campus in Houston offers the tools you may need to get started2. To learn more about the programs this campus offers, visit

1 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

2 Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.