Employment Outlook

What you can do with a degree in criminal justice

Links to criminal justice job opportunities

CJ job collage 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.

Career Possibilities

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • 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
  • 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.