Corrections Officer Careers
So you think you want a Career as a Corrections Officer? Ask yourself the following questions . . .
• Do you mind working in an intense and stressful environment?
• Are you comfortable working in a prison or jail setting?
• Are you willing to take and pass a physical exam?
• Would you be able to pass a criminal background check?
• Would you be able to pass a psychological exam?
• Are you willing to work odd hours?
The Facts About Careers In Corrections
• Most corrections personnel work in state or local prisons and jails.
• The job growth for the corrections field is expected to be excellent. Some experts believe that there will be more open positions within the corrections system then in any other criminal justice field.
• The knowledge of people working within the corrections system will need to grow as criminals become more skilled over time.
• Most local corrections positions require only a high school diploma.
How Much Money Can I Make In A Corrections Career?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007 the median annual salary for a Corrections Career was $36,970. The salary range for these positions was between $24,820 and $62,240. Your salary may depend on whether you work for a local, state, or federal institution. Your wages may also vary depending on what state you work in.
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Ready To Start Your Career As A Corrections Officer?
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If Careers in Corrections isn’t a good fit for you, you may want to consider one of these other Criminal Justice Careers . . .
Other Careers In Criminal Justice
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