Careers in Criminal Justice

Many career possibilities exist for graduates of the Capital College Criminal Justice program including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshal’s Office, sheriff departments, municipal and state police departments, security and loss prevention programs, court administration, legal aid/paralegal, delinquency prevention programs, juvenile court personnel, youth shelters and other juvenile residential institutions, and probation and parole offices. Graduates are also qualified to apply for jobs in shelters for abused women and children, rape crisis centers, drug and alcohol programs, jails and prisons, halfway houses, and a wide variety of crime prevention and diversion programs.

Job Outlook for Criminal Justice Majors

Employment opportunities are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations in all career fields within Criminal Justice through the year 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates interested in opportunities at the federal and state level will face the most competition, while less competition is forecast for jobs in local or special departments and in urban areas. According to the 2003 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment opportunities for parole, probation, and correction officers are expected to see the highest increase.