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Employment Outlook

What you can do with a degree in criminal justice

CJ job collageEmployment opportunities in a broad range of Criminal Justice related fields are expected to be relatively strong in the next few years. Specifically in Michigan, the Department of Corrections is hiring (emphasis on community-based) and so is the Michigan State Police.  Candidates with strong analytical skills and technical competencies are in demand in areas such as crime-mapping and policy evaluation.

Career Possibilities

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Marshal's Office
  • Sheriff departments
  • Municipal and state police departments
  • Security and loss prevention programs
  • Court administration
  • Legal aid/paralegal
  • Delinquency prevention programs
  • Juvenile court personnel
  • Youth shelters and other juvenile residential institutions
  • Probation and parole offices.

Graduates are also qualified to apply for jobs in shelters for abused women and children, rape crisis centers, drug and alcohol programs, jails and prisons, halfway houses, and a wide variety of crime prevention and diversion programs.