8 Fastest Growing Law Enforcement Careers
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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
19% Projected Job Increase
19,900 New Jobs
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.
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.