Job Opportunities with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice

An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice will prepare you to perform very specific skills for certain criminal justice positions including police officer, bailiff, airport security, corrections officer, computer forensics, cyber crime, and private security. Many of these criminal justice positions are in high demand, and Colorado Christian University is proud to now offer various criminal justice degree programs for students. If you are looking to advance in your career, change careers altogether, or begin a career out of the home, an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice just may be the perfect choice for you. Paralegal and legal assistant positions are hot right now, and both of those jobs can be performed with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (and with the proper certification). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 28% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all jobs.

If you are thinking about going back to school, consider this information: According to a 2011 news release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with an associate’s degree earn a median salary of $734 a week compared to those holding only a high school diploma, who earn a median of $626 a week, which is over $5,000 annually. Unemployment rates were also lower for those holding an associate’s degree compared to those with only a high school diploma.

Please contact Colorado Christian University Admissions Office today to learn more about how to enroll and get started on your new life this semester!