Criminal Justice

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Airport Security Officer
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Case Manager*
  • Corrections
  • Counseling*
  • Court Reporter
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Agent
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Federal Investigator (FBI Agent)
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Forensics
  • Investigator/Private Detective
  • Jailer
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lawyer*
  • Outreach and Mentoring
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Program Development
  • Security/Loss Prevention
  • Special Agents
  • U.S. Marshall
  • Victim's Assistance

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Airports/Transportation Companies 
  • Banks and Retail Organizations
  • City/County Jails
  • Government Agencies
  • Immigration/Naturalization (INS)
  • Law Firms
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • State/Federal Correction Facilities
  • Youth Corrections Facilities

Minnesota Employers

  • Allina Health System
  • American Security
  • City/County Police Departments
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Mille Lacs Academy
  • MN Dept. of Corrections
  • MoneyGram
  • State of MN Corrections
  • Target
  • The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • U.S. Army
  • United Health Group
  • Wells Fargo

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$35,000-$43,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Assertiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Detail oriented
  • Ethical
  • Good judgment
  • High energy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Manages stress
  • Persistence
  • Physically fit
  • Quick acting
  • Responsibility
  • Solution appraisal
  • Team player