Law Enforcement Careers--Corrections Officer

outside of prison showing wire fence A Psychology degree can lead to a career as a Corrections Officer

There are a number of law enforcement careers that your Psychology degree can lead to. One of these careers is that of a Corrections Officer. This job involves overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison. A Corrections Officer may perform one of the following duties: supervise inmates in their housing units, patrol living quarters and work areas, and maintain control ina correctional facility. You may say to yourself, who wants to work in a prison? However, keep in mind that being a Corrections Officer can be very rearding because you are a critical piece of the justice system and are thus serving the public in a meaningful way.

Salary Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the average salary for a corrections officer at $43,500.

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Click on the links below to read about other Law Enforcement careers that only require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology:

Law Enforcement Careers--Police Officer

Law Enforcement Careers--Probation Officer

Law Enforcement Careers--Parole Officer