What can you do with a criminal justice degree? Jobs, Careers, Salary, Major + Best Online Colleges

What can you do with a criminal justice degree? Jobs, Careers, Salary, Major + Best Online Colleges

October 10, 2019 21 By Stanley Isaacs


Hey guys are you wondering what you can do
with the criminal justice degree? If you are thinking of studying criminal
justice online, at college or you’ve already got your degree, this video will summarize eight career options you can choose from, how much money you can
expect to get paid and what skills you need. As a bonus for those are you
searching for an accredited criminal justice degree, I’ll give you a list of
top five colleges and the top five for online study programs so stay
tuned. Now you might be thinking that a criminal justice degree is for someone
who wants to be a police officer. That’s not entirely the case. Firstly, it can give you a legal career,
where you can give legal services to people and companies such as a legal
representative or as a public official in court. Secondly you can have a career in law
enforcement where you could be involved in upholding the law in response to crime.
Jobs in this group include forensics, policing, and criminology. Now here are jobs
with 2015 salary details from the Department of Labor Statistics. At
number one we have the CIA agent. CIA agents investigate crimes all over the
world, often putting their lives at risk by working undercover in dangerous
situations. They earn between seventy four thousand eight hundred and seventy-two
dollars and one hundred and fifty-five thousand five hundred dollars. In addition to a criminal justice degree,
you will also likely need five years of investigational experience to become
a CIA agent. Number two we have DEA agents, also known as Drug Enforcement
Administration agents. Now these guys enforce drug laws by investigating drug
trafficking and arresting drug offenders and sometimes working undercover. Their salaries depend on education and experience, but a starting salary of
$497406 is average which can increase to $92,592 or more years after 4 years of
working in the field. To be a DEA agent you’ll need to be in good physical shape
so easy on those donuts and those pies and those pizzas, you know who you are.
After getting your criminal justice degree, you will receive 18 weeks of
basic agent training at the DEA training academy and may receive ongoing
training opportunities. At number three we have fraud investigator. Fraud
investigators determine whether insurance claim is genuine, usually after an
insurance company has paid for a claim which could be for property damage or
personal injury. Some even work on corporate financial fraud. Obamacare has led
to an increased demand for health insurance fraud investigators which is
expected to increase in the coming years. the average salary of $58,460 a year. You
will need skills in gathering evidence, interviewing parties, involved and
presenting your findings to clients. At number 4 we’ve got forensic science
technician. Forensic science technicians work in labs government agencies
hospitals court rooms and other places where the ability to reconstruct events
based on clues such as broken material and fingerprints is needed. The average salaries $55,660, but
this is higher in states where there is more demand and can reach as high as
$74,050. Good grades in math and science on advantage in applying as the
work is very analytical. At number five Fish and game warden. Fish and game wardens provide visitors services like explaining regulations answering questions and
providing information about the park. They also perform emergency duties to protect
human life, property and natural features of the park Parks across the country need staff to help
keep people safe when visiting and criminal justice graduates are well
suited for the job. Their knowledge of patrol procedures
investigation and maintaining public safety makes this a natural fit for them.
They can earn on average about $55,670. Number six police officer, Police
officers earn an average annual salary of $55,010 and demand for
police officers is expected to grow by 7% ensuring job security. Police officers are
on the frontline of the US criminal justice system as they arrest criminals
and prevent crime by the presence on the streets. In addition to your degree, you’ll
get training on cultural diversity awareness legal ethics and law enforcement
technologies. Number seven we’ve got security guard. Security guards are
responsible for managing and maintaining the facility’s security. Additionally, they
are tasked with writing reports of daily activities or irregularities and working with the public safety officials in the event of an emergency.
Security guards earn on average about $25,000 and finally at number eight we have probation
officer. Probation officers work with offenders to ensure they meet the
terms specified in their probation or parole agreements. This means that
responsible for administering drug tests interviewing and reporting on the
progress of offenders and also assisting them in finding help for any mental
health or substance abuse issues. probation officers can earn around
$49,060 ok guys that’s my list of the top list of
jobs you can do with a criminal justice degree next I wanna talk you through the top campus-based degree programs as ranked by the US News Survey. Number one is the University of Maryland Number 2 the University at Albany number three
University of Cincinnati Number 4 University of Missouri st. Louis and number five Pennsylvania State University University.
Now tuition fees are a killer and costs a lot of money so many people are
starting to look into studying online and I have also got here a list of the top
five online bachelors in criminal justice programs also ranked by the US News Survey. number one
is Austin State University In state and out of state fees will costs you
$820 per credit. Number two Arizona State University and in state and out of state fees $492 per credit. Number 3 is Sam Houston State University in-state and
out-of-state fees are $285 Number 4 University of Carolina in state and out of state fees are $457. lastly at number 5 Florida State University in state fees
$574 per credit and out of state fees are slightly more expensive at $620 per credit .Alrigh guys that’s it for this video I will leave some links the US News survey so you
can get the list of those top degrees both online and campus-based that are
summarized in this video I hope that helps you alot and good luck in your
criminal justice careers