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Criminal Justice Careers are Hot

Have you ever though of becoming a detective or forensic scientist? Many popular television programs today are heightening the interest of Criminal Justice as a career. Students find that there are many career options available when they earn a degree in criminal justice.

Careers in the field include jobs in corrections, law enforcement, education, counseling, law, research, security, and the military. If protecting people and property is what you want to do, a degree in criminal justice can give you the skills you need to get into this growing field.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that by 2010 there will be more than a 29 percent increase in the demand for FBI officers, police officers, private detectives, U.S. customs agents and many others. In addition, the growing emphasis on homeland security has created an unprecedented demand for criminal justice and security professionals.

The advancement of technology used in criminal justice has become vital in assisting law enforcement to solve crimes. This has also created a niche for specially trained staff within many segments of Criminal Justice. In some cases of specialization, you will need to gain further training beyond your college degree. Continuing education is essential to gaining promotions in criminal justice as well as other disciplines. Earning a degree in Criminal Justice will help you serve not only your community, but also your country.


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