forward back
Aug 14, 2015

Top 10 jobs in Criminal Justice

Top 10 jobs in Criminal Justice
A career as a law enforcement officer is probably one of the most well known in the criminal justice system, but it is far from offering the best salary and working conditions. A degree in Criminology and Emergency Response Management here at the Institute of Technology puts you on a path to a career that rewards your talents. About Careers cites well-paying jobs that challenge you to use your academic training in real world situations.

1. Attorney
Prosecuting or defending a person accused of a crime, an attorney has more earning potential than others in the criminal justice system. A career as a judge is next in line as a top job in criminology.

Criminology-blog-post-image.jpg

2. Forensic Psychologist
Using knowledge of human behavior to assist law enforcement, a forensic psychologist may serve as a jury consultant, counsel prisoners as well as victims, evaluate defendants or perform criminal profiling.

3. Forensic Accountant
Tracking financial clues that criminals leave, a forensic accountant investigates tax evasion, embezzlement, fraud and money laundering. A career with a private investigating firm or a law enforcement agency provides opportunities to assist courts with the disposition of cases.

4. Criminologist
As an authority on criminal activity and behavior, a criminologist may work in a public or private think tank. Careers are available with universities as well as legislatures, and local governments often need advice on recommended practices in crime prevention.

5. College Professor
Your instructors may work from an office as often as presenting lectures in class. Providing access to online learning as well as face-to-face instruction, a college professor usually needs to hold a master’s or doctor’s degree.

6. Special Agent
A career with the federal government may let you work as an FBI, ICE, Secret Service, NCIS or DEA agent. Career agents receive specialized training in the detection and resolution of sophisticated crimes.

7. Police Records Officer
Computer technology provides access to recorded evidence and fingerprints that assist in the investigation of crimes. A public records officer may work in a lab as well as at a crime scene to help achieve convictions.

8. Customs Inspector
Working with ICE and the United States Border Patrol, a customs inspector enforces laws that prevent potentially dangerous people from bringing weapons or drugs into the country.

9. Investigator
Police departments need detectives and investigators to solve crimes at any hour of the day. While detectives usually observe traditional office hours, they may get requests to pursue criminal activity whenever it occurs.

10. Corrections Officer Supervisor
Earning seniority as a correction officer can place experienced personnel in line to work as a manager or supervisor. Careers require willingness to work in prisons and jails to protect inmates as well as other officers.

Choosing a Career that Suits You
The field of emergency management gives you opportunities to help others in a time of crisis. Task and Purpose cites the need for careers in emergency management. As the occurrence of severe storms increases, the demand for trained personnel to help people in need increases as well.

A review of jobs available at search sites like indeed.com reveals openings for careers in criminology and emergency management. At the Institute of Technology, we offer a fast paced Criminology and Emergency Response Management program. Our instructors prepare you to handle any assignment on the job.