A degree in criminal justice/criminology enables graduates to employ their social and behavioral science skills to address pressing topics in today’s world, including terrorism, drug abuse, computer crime, legal issues, and prison overcrowding. Graduates are often employed by the government as law enforcement officials or in related positions. Others work for private businesses or are self-employed.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to criminal justice/criminology majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Airport Security Officer ATF Agent Attorney Bailiff Body Guard Border Patrol Agent Child Support Agency Worker CIA Agent Community Service Coordinator Contracts Administrator Coroner Corrections Officer Court Administrator Court Clerk Court Reporter Criminal Investigator Criminologist Customs Agent Deportation OfficerDeputy Marshal Detective Discrimination Investigator District Attorney Employment Agency Recruiter Environmental Conservation Officer FBI Agent Fish & Game Warden Housing/Tenant Representative Industrial Security Specialist Jailer Juvenile Court Counselor Law Clerk Law Enforcement Officer Law Librarian Military Officer Naval Investigator Non-Profit Organization Advocate Paralegal Park Ranger Police Detective Police Officer Postal Service Investigator Pre-Trial Services Officer Private Investigator Private Security Officer Probation & Parole Officer Public Defender Public Safety Officer Revenue Officer Sanitation Officer SBI Agent Secret Service Agent Sheriff Social Worker Substance Abuse Counselor Surveillance Officer Teacher U.S. Customs AgentU.S. Marshal Victim Services Specialist Warden Witness Protection Program Officer Youth Advocate
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Arco 100 Best Careers in Crime Fighting: Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Private Security and Cyberspace Crime Detection (OCC 124.6)Careers in Criminology (OCC 124.8)College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors (OCC 125.25)Inside Jobs: A realistic Guide to Criminal Justice Careers for College Graduates (OCC 53)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers (OCC 125)Seeking Employment in Criminal Justice and Related Fields (OCC 53.7)Your Criminal Justice Career: A Guidebook (OCC 125.3)
BSU Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology: http://www.bsu.edu/cjc/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center)America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.html IndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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