Career Opportunities

Administration of justice studentJob opportunities in Administration of Justice include:

  • Federal and state law enforcement
  • Police officer
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Probation officer
  • Corrections officer
  • State hospital police officer
  • City and county park ranger
  • Criminal investigator
  • Public safety dispatcher
  • Court workgroup positions
  • Forensic specialists
  • Crime lab technicians
  • Crime scene investigators
  • Criminologists

In California, the average entry-level salary for protective service occupations in 2010 was $52,119, according to the Employment Development Department (www.edd.ca.gov). The employment outlook for occupations in this category is expected to be favorable with average job growth of 8.4 percent. Annual job openings over the next eight years are expected to increase due to population growth and increasing rates of crime and incarceration.

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Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
Administration of Justice Student

"At Allan Hancock College, I save money and get outstanding education. The school is close to home , I like the campus, and the instructors know what they are teaching. I plan to go on to get a BA or Master's degree in psychology and then become a police officer and later on an FBI agent."
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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014