Criminal Justice Career Options

Criminal Justice Career OptionsCareer opportunities in criminal justice are aplenty. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for college graduates to fill various criminal justice career positions will continue to grow for the next several years. Colorado Christian University offers a Bachelor of Science, an Associate of Science and a Criminal Justice Certificate if you are interested in pursuing a criminal justice degree.

Each criminal justice program of study prepares students for a huge variety of criminal justice career options— from court reporter to FBI agent. If you are currently employed in a criminal justice career and would like to advance, you should look into pursuing an advanced degree, giving you the opportunity to learn more and gain further experience the area or areas that interest you.

One of the many benefits of careers in criminal justice is that the opportunity for advancement exists in a large number of positions. Police officers can advance from patrol officers to detective by furthering their education and having the dedication to move up the “ranks.” Many CCU students who have earned a two-year degree have gone on to law school and passed the bar. Some are judges and high-profile attorneys. A career in criminal justice is dynamic and provides you the opportunity to better society by protecting the good guys from the “bad guys.”

Careers in Criminal Justice

There are so many careers in criminal justice; some require much more education and training than others. Criminal justice career options are categorized by level or type:

Federal criminal justice careers include:

  • ATF Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Customs Agent
  • DEA Agent
  • ICE Agent
  • US Marshal
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Internal Revenue Officer
  • Game Law Enforcement Agent

State and local level careers in criminal justice include:

  • Local or State Police Officer
  • Sheriff
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Fingerprint Analyst
  • Insurance and Fraud Investigator
  • Bailiff
  • Court Clerk
  • Probation Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff

Individuals who pursue corrections positions could apply for bailiff jobs, prison guard positions, juvenile corrections officer jobs, etc. Academic careers in Forensic Science would include forensic pathology, forensic psychology and criminology. These careers in criminal justice typically require advanced education and very specialized training.

Why not take the first step to fulfilling your dream of working in the exciting, growing and rewarding field of criminal justice. Please read the CCU Admissions and Financial Aid information and then contact CCU for more information. CCU’s mission is to provide students an education from a Christian worldview in order to not only better themselves but the world in which they live.