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8 Fastest Growing Law Enforcement Careers

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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists


19% Projected Job Increase
19,900 New Jobs

What’s Ahead

Ever increasing demand on the corrections system in the United States has experts predicting a 19 percent increase in opportunities for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists.

Mandatory sentencing guidelines are being reconsidered in many States because of budgetary constraints, court decisions, and doubts about the guidelines’ effectiveness. Instead, there may be more emphasis in many States on rehabilitation and alternate forms of punishment, such as probation, that will spur demand for probation and parole officers and correctional treatment specialists.

Specialized Degrees

A bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, psychology, or a related field is usually required for a position as probation officers and correctional treatment specialists.

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    bosanci28

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    i have been trying to work for any law enforcement,for the last 2 years,,and no luck yet!,,

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    LeutSwift

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I would like to be an F.B.I. agent or on a S.W.A.T. team

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    Dean_Mike

    over 4 years ago

    242 Comments

    I Would Like Too Be a CSI: or Private Investigator.

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    Dean_Mike

    over 4 years ago

    242 Comments

    Thanks For This Amesome Information & I Want Too Be a CSI:Crime Scene Investigator.

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    matsnap

    over 4 years ago

    482 Comments

    I work in Campus Law Enforcement. Next fall, my daughter will be going to college, and she has expressed interest in law enforcement. The article has a lot of stuff to consider.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    nice article...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I've always had an interest in being an Officer for Amtrak, so the fact that it made the list comes as good news!
    Whenever I travel home from central Illinois to Michigan, I always have a layover at Union Station in Chicago. The Officers there are very nice, professional and courteous.

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    boydmom

    over 4 years ago

    62 Comments

    Very informative. Proves I'm on the right track to achieve my goal of being a LEO.

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    mabelsoto

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    YES i am interesting of being a cop??? Anything that has 2 do with criminal justice i like and clean the streets i would do a great job?

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    correr1003

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am a Spanish teacher of 25 years and I'm 48 years old and I have wanted to something in law enforcement and I even applied for a police officer position but I backed out and didn't show for the exam or physical test because I assumed that I was too old in comparison to others trying to enter the profession. With a Masters degree I would like to think that I could do something in law enforcement. An emergency dispatcher appeals to me but it seems difficult to obtain employment without experience.

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    deltaforce

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I would like to be a cop..I want to clean up my town against people who is breaking the law

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    wrk

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    yes,i am interesting joinning the cop

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    kickitdontkissit

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    As a Baby Boomer myself, who already is in hock to Sallie Mae Services for student loans, there's not much here that I fit into. I'm pretty savvy around trains, so I could possibly look into that. Thanks Chris.

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    smusc11

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Thanks Chris page 7 and I are made for each other. I didnt know that there were so many positions that needed so much schooling. They certainly arent portrayed as the learned type. Thanks again for the info. Still looking. Cant get one I guess till School loans are payed off.

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    bluesclue4u

    over 4 years ago

    56 Comments

    Thank you for posting this information I can see a lot of paper work is in this field.

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