Career Pathways in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

A career in law, public safety, corrections, and security requires skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Popular high-school courses include: Behavioral Science, Psychology, Current and Critical Health Issues, Sociology, and Biology.

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Legal Secretaries

$46,360.00/yr

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Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

$47,130.00/yr

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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$34,320.00/yr

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Animal Control Workers

$36,330.00/yr

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Correctional Officers and Jailers

$45,760.00/yr

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Firefighters

$49,620.00/yr

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Fire Inspectors and Investigators

$62,510.00/yr

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Security Guard

$32,680.00/yr

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Immigration and Customs Inspectors

$81,920.00/yr

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Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

$22,410.00/yr

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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

$61,380.00/yr

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Private Detectives and Investigators

$50,090.00/yr

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Transportation Security Screeners

$41,490.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Associate Degree Career Options

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

$50,940.00/yr

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Emergency Management Directors

$74,420.00/yr

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Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

$62,270.00/yr

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Loss Prevention Managers

$107,480.00/yr

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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

$53,020.00/yr

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Security Managers

$107,480.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

$99,850.00/yr

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Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

$133,920.00/yr

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Judicial Law Clerks

$53,540.00/yr

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Lawyers

$120,910.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.