Criminal Justice Careers
As a graduate of one of Everest's Criminal Justice programs, you can be qualified to compete for a number of entry-level positions in this broad field.* Many Everest Criminal Justice graduations have gone on to enjoy careers as:
- Corrections Officers -- Corrections officers -- also known as correctional officers -- are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison. These are usually uniformed officers who work in jails, prisons and similar detention facilities. Most corrections officers are armed with only batons or similar defensive weapons.
- Security Officers -- Security officers work in a wide variety of venues ranging from office buildings and shopping centers to airports and shipping ports. Their job is to protect property, deter theft, prevent assaults and generally help maintain law and order. They may work in uniform or be plain clothed. Most work for private security companies, although many companies contract their services to state and federal agencies.
- Probation Officers -- Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with and monitor offenders to prevent them from committing new crimes. They often help offenders released from prison find employment and ensure they follow their rules of their early release.
Your career opportunities will depend on a number of factors. These include your level of education, the skills you acquired at school, your practical experience and any additional training you may have acquired, as well as local market conditions.
Want to know more about Everest's criminal justice programs? Contact Everest today. A friendly Everest representative will get back to you immediately to answer your questions.
* Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.