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Employers of Criminal Justice majors in MA

Correctional Officers and Jailers

Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison. Bailiffs are law enforcement officers who maintain safety and order in courtrooms. They guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions. Working in a correctional institution can be stressful and dangerous. Correctional officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses, often resulting from confrontations with inmates. Officers work in shifts that cover all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays. Bailiffs’ hours are determined by when court is in session. Correctional officers go through a training academy and then are assigned to a facility for on-the-job training. Although qualifications vary by state and agency, all agencies require a high school diploma and have an age requirement. Some federal agencies also require some college education or related work experience. The median annual wage for bailiffs was $42,960 in May 2017. The median annual wage for correctional officers and jailers was $43,540 in May 2017. Employment of correctional officers and bailiffs is projected to decline 7 percent from 2016 to 2026. State and local budget constraints and prison population levels will determine how many correctional officers are necessary.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. The median annual wage for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers was $60,400 in May 2017.

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Private detectives and investigators work in many places, depending on their assignment or case. Some spend more time in offices, researching cases on computers, while others spend more time in the field, conducting interviews and performing surveillance. Private detectives and investigators often work irregular hours. Private detectives and investigators work in many places, depending on their assignment or case. Some spend more time in offices, researching cases on computers, while others spend more time in the field, conducting interviews and performing surveillance. Private detectives and investigators often work irregular hours. Most private detectives and investigators need several years of work experience and a high school diploma. In addition, the vast majority of states require private detectives and investigators to have a license. The median annual wage for private detectives and investigators was $50,700 in May 2017. Employment of private detectives and investigators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for private detectives and investigators will stem from security concerns and from the need to protect confidential information. Strong competition can be expected for jobs.

Police and Detectives

Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. Police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Working around the clock in shifts is common. Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree. Most police and detectives must graduate from their agency’s training academy before completing a period of on-the-job training. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, usually at least 21 years old, and able to meet rigorous physical and personal qualifications. The median annual wage for police and detectives was $62,960 in May 2017. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The continued need for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.

Private Detectives and Investigators

Private detectives and investigators search for information about legal, financial, and personal matters. They offer many services, such as verifying people’s backgrounds and statements, finding missing persons, and investigating computer crimes. They gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment. Private detectives and investigators work in many places, depending on their assignment or case. Some spend more time in offices, researching cases on computers, while others spend more time in the field, conducting interviews and performing surveillance. Private detectives and investigators often work irregular hours. Most private detectives and investigators need several years of work experience and a high school diploma. In addition, the vast majority of states require private detectives and investigators to have a license. The median annual wage for private detectives and investigators was $50,700 in May 2017. Employment of private detectives and investigators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for private detectives and investigators will stem from security concerns and from the need to protect confidential information. Strong competition can be expected for jobs.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with probationers and parolees. Workers may be assigned to fieldwork in high-crime areas or in institutions. As a result, the work can be stressful and dangerous. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists usually need a bachelor’s degree. In addition, most employers require candidates to pass oral, written, and psychological exams. The median annual wage for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists was $51,410 in May 2017. Employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job openings should remain plentiful because many people leave the occupation each year.

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Company City State
Massachusetts Department of State Police
Fiscal Unit
City of Brockton
Justice of The Peace
City of Boston
Police Dept- Parking Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hampden County Sheriffs Dept
County of Middlesex
Middlsex Cnty Rgster DDS/Lwell
County of Suffolk
Suffolk Cnty Shrffs Dept S Bay
Springfield, City of (inc)
Police Dept- Sector B
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction
Worcester County Jail and Hous
Springfield, City of (inc)
Springfield Police Department
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction
MCI - Concord
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction
McI-Shirley Complex
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI
County of Suffolk
Suffolk County Sheriffs Dept
Judiciary Courts of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Commonwealth of Massachusettes
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction
Southeastern Correctional Ctr
County of Suffolk
Suffolk Courthouse
Town of Dartmouth
Bristol County Sheriffs Office
Federal Medical Center Devens
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction
MCI-Cedar Junction
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction
Old Colony Correctional Center
Plymouth, County Of, Inc.
Plymouth County Sheriffs Dept
Attorney General, Massachusetts
New Bedford, City of (inc)
New Bedford Adult Drug Court
Lowell, City of (inc)
Police Department Training
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction
MCI - Norfolk
Lowell, City of (inc)
Police Dept
New Bedford, City of (inc)
Police Department
New Bedford, City of (inc)
Police Department
City of Medford
Sheriff's Department
City of Worcester
Police Dept- Training
County of Norfolk
Norfolk County Sherriffs Off
City of Fall River
Fall River Police Department
Plymouth, County Of, Inc.
Plymouth County Dst Attorney
Lowell, City of (inc)
City of Cambridge
Cambridge Police Department
Springfield, City of (inc)
Police Training Academy
Springfield, City of (inc)
Police Department Sector A
Springfield, City of (inc)
Police Dept-Sector G
Springfield, City of (inc)
Police Dept-Sector H
Town of Walpole
Walpole Mncpl Ofc
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
City of Peabody
City of Boston
Police Dept-Dist A-1
City of Boston
Police Dept-Dist A-7
City of Boston
Police Dept-Dist E-5
City of Boston
Police Dept-Dist B-2
City of Boston
Police Dept-Dist D-4
City of Boston
Boston City of Police Dept
City of Boston
City of Boston
Public Administration
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