Criminal Justice Job Outlook​​​​

Criminal justice and social sciences professions offer careers in a multitude of areas.  Arguably, a criminal justice degree may offer one of the most expansive array of career choices of any major available.  


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for private investigators/detectives is projected to grow 21 percent from 2010-2020.  Police officers and detectives will also see a growth of 7 percent during the same time period.


Whether you want to investigate crimes, track down criminal suspects, work with at-risk youth, administer court proceedings, supervise convicted offenders, examine forensic evidence, or counsel individuals in need, the criminal justice field can meet your career and professional aspirations.  A criminal justice degree​ at The University of Findlay will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in one of these areas.  


Opportunities are found in a wide range of industries in public, private and government sectors.  Please keep in mind that this industry requires background checks prior to internship or job placements. Policies are different for each state and individual organization.​​​


Examples of the many career possibilities:


Local police

State patrol

Deputy sheriffs


Central Intelligence Agency

Undercover drug agent

Liquor control investigators

Park officer

Forest officer

U.S. Marshall

Campus police

Transit authority police

State audit investigators

Port Authority police officer

Secret Service

Deputy marshals

Township constables

Metropolitan housing authority

Railroad police officer

Department of Taxation investigator

Natural resources law enforcement officer

Wildlife police officer

Border patrol

Federal Bureau of Investigations Agent

Non-profit corporation security officer

U.S. customs

Dept. of Mental Health officer

Homeland security officer


There are many more opportunities that are available for criminal justice majors.  For more information on criminal justice careers, the criminal justice education website has a lot of great information as well.  Click here to find out more.  

 Median Salary by Job - Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Criminal Justice (United States)Median Salary by Job

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