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Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that Criminal Justice graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major.

Obtaining experiences within a particular field is extremely important in preparing students for life after college.  These experiences can be in the form of internships, part-time jobs, or volunteer positions.  Regardless, they allow students to develop specific knowledge and skills that both help a student solidify their career choice, and improve their chances of employment in that field following graduation.

The following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with Criminal Justice major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider. Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job.  Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.

Entry Level Jobs

  • Airport Security Officer
  • Bailiff
  • Body Guard
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Child Support Agency Worker
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Compliance Manager
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Administrator
  • Court Clerk
  • Customs Agent
  • Deportation Officer
  • Discrimination Investigator
  • Deputy Marshall
  • Detective
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Employment Agency Recruiter
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Housing/Tenant Representative
  • Industrial Security Specialist
  • Juvenile Court Counselor
  • Law Clerk
  • Litigation Manager
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Naval Investigator
  • Non-Profit Organization Advocate
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Police Officer
  • Postal Service Investigator
  • Pre-Trial Services Officer
  • Private Security Officer
  • Probation & Parole Officer
  • Public Safety Officer
  • SBI Agent
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Sheriff
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Victim Services Specialist
  • Youth Advocate
  • US Customs Agent
  • US Marshall

 Jobs Requiring Additional Education or Experience

  • Attorney
  • Coroner
  • Criminologist
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Corrections Facilities Manager
  • FBI Agent
  • Law Librarian
  • Police Detective
  • Penologist
  • Private Investigator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Warden
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