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


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Hey guys are you wondering what you can dowith the criminal justice degree? If you are thinking of studying criminaljustice 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 canexpect to get paid and what skills you need.

As a bonus for those are yousearching for an accredited criminal justice degree, I'll give you a list oftop five colleges and the top five for online study programs so staytuned.

Now you might be thinking that a criminal justice degree is for someonewho 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 legalrepresentative or as a public official in court.

Secondly you can have a career in lawenforcement 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 jobswith 2015 salary details from the Department of Labor Statistics.

Atnumber one we have the CIA agent.

CIA agents investigate crimes all over theworld, often putting their lives at risk by working undercover in dangeroussituations.

They earn between seventy four thousand eight hundred and seventy-twodollars 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 becomea CIA agent.

Number two we have DEA agents, also known as Drug EnforcementAdministration agents.

Now these guys enforce drug laws by investigating drugtrafficking 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 ofworking in the field.

To be a DEA agent you'll need to be in good physical shapeso 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 ofbasic agent training at the DEA training academy and may receive ongoingtraining opportunities.

At number three we have fraud investigator.

Fraudinvestigators determine whether insurance claim is genuine, usually after aninsurance company has paid for a claim which could be for property damage orpersonal injury.

Some even work on corporate financial fraud.

Obamacare has ledto an increased demand for health insurance fraud investigators which isexpected to increase in the coming years.

the average salary of $58,460 a year.

Youwill need skills in gathering evidence, interviewing parties, involved andpresenting your findings to clients.

At number 4 we've got forensic sciencetechnician.

Forensic science technicians work in labs government agencieshospitals court rooms and other places where the ability to reconstruct eventsbased on clues such as broken material and fingerprints is needed.

The average salaries $55,660, butthis 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 thework is very analytical.

At number five Fish and game warden.

Fish and game wardens provide visitors services like explaining regulations answering questions andproviding information about the park.

They also perform emergency duties to protecthuman life, property and natural features of the park Parks across the country need staff to helpkeep people safe when visiting and criminal justice graduates are wellsuited for the job.

Their knowledge of patrol proceduresinvestigation and maintaining public safety makes this a natural fit for them.

They can earn on average about $55,670.

Number six police officer, Policeofficers earn an average annual salary of $55,010 and demand forpolice 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 criminalsand prevent crime by the presence on the streets.

In addition to your degree, you'llget training on cultural diversity awareness legal ethics and law enforcementtechnologies.

Number seven we've got security guard.

Security guards areresponsible for managing and maintaining the facility's security.

Additionally, theyare 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 probationofficer.

Probation officers work with offenders to ensure they meet theterms specified in their probation or parole agreements.

This means thatresponsible for administering drug tests interviewing and reporting on theprogress of offenders and also assisting them in finding help for any mentalhealth or substance abuse issues.

probation officers can earn around$49,060 ok guys that's my list of the top list ofjobs 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 threeUniversity 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 arestarting to look into studying online and I have also got here a list of the topfive online bachelors in criminal justice programs also ranked by the US News Survey.

number oneis 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 andout-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 youcan get the list of those top degrees both online and campus-based that aresummarized in this video I hope that helps you alot and good luck in yourcriminal justice careers.