Criminal Justice Salaries

Those with criminal justice degrees can be employed in a variety of settings, including private, state and federal levels. Graduate degrees may be pursued in other areas, including psychology, legal studies, political science and criminology. Due to the constant changing needs within the criminal justice system, individuals with higher level degrees are in high demand.

With the criminal justice system at a constant growth, the job opportunities available are at a constant change. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers related to criminal justice, such as probation officers and correctional treatment specialists, are expected to increase by 18% in the coming years. Counselors, social workers and other community and social service specialists are expected to increase by 26%, and private detectives and investigators by 21%.

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