Careers In Corrections
Careers in corrections can be exciting and rewarding!
Are you ready to begin the steps to discover if a career as a corrections officer will be a good fit for you? Read on to learn more . . .
The Steps To Starting Careers In Corrections
If you think this is the right career for you, here are some steps you can take . . .
Look for openings!
Check your local and county jails for job openings. Remember, you may only be required to have a high school diploma and no felony convictions to apply for these positions.
Attend the Academy!
Some states may require that you attend a corrections academy. Check with your state board of corrections to find out if this is a necessary step for you.
Seek higher education. By earning a bachelor’s or masters degree, you open yourself more up to opportunities at the federal level. Federal corrections employees earn higher pay and have safer, more stable working conditions.
Enhance your computer skills!
As you move through the ranks, you will find that having more computer skills will help you to also have more opportunities.
Learn a language!
Learn a second language if you don't already know one. We live in a multicultural world and the more different types of people you can communicate with, the more valuable you will be to your future employer.
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If A Career 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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