Careers

Although a degree in criminal justice involves studying a specific field, it does not prepare you for jobs in a restricted area. Individuals with criminal justice degrees are found in many of the following careers:

  • Corrections officer
  • Prison chaplain
  • Security officer
  • Police officer or campus police
  • Prison guard
  • Criminologist
  • Community liaison officer
  • Investigator
  • Victim/witness service
  • Child case worker
  • Juvenile services
  • Drug task officers
  • Customs inspector
  • U.S. marshal
  • County attorney
  • Public defender/defense attorney
  • Judge
  • Loss prevention manager
  • Bailiff
  • Court administrator
  • Court services officer
  • Family court counselor
  • Court reporter
  • Jury coordinator
  • Evidence technician
  • Domestic violence counselor
  • Immigration officer
  • Legal assistant
  • Parole officer
  • Community program manager
  • Youth justice worker
  • Statistical research
  • Substance abuse specialist
  • Probation officer
  • Crisis counselor
  • Detective
  • Restitution program director
  • Restorative justice mediator
  • Juvenile counselor
  • Prison warden
  • Drug enforcement agent
  • Halfway home manager
  • Polygraph examiner
  • Park ranger
  • Forensic scientist
  • Victim advocate
  • Vocational instructor
  • Insurance fraud investigator
  • ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives)
  • Drug abuse educator
  • Criminal justice educator