How to Become Correctional Officer
Prison is not a place anybody wants to go. But, unfortunately some people find themselves there. While they are there, somebody has to watch over them.
This is where corrections officers come in. Their job is to keep an eye on those who run afoul of the law and end up in prison. It’s a career that requires the right kind of person.
Before you think you are the right kind of person and jump in, you need to watch the following videos. They should give a peak into the profession and help you decide if it’s something for you.
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Correctional Officer Salary:
We know you are wondering how much you can make by becoming a corrections officer. Not to worry. We dug up that information for you.
Below is the salary you can
expect depending on if you work for Federal, State, or Local government
according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics. These are 2004
Federal Government: $44,700
State Governments: 33,750
Local Government: 33,080
Correctional Officer School:
You will need to major in criminal justice with specialization in corrections. This means you take courses heavily waited towards corrections instead of the other criminal justice specializations.
A good school that has criminal justice program with specialization in corrections is Everest University Online. You can request their no obligation free information by following this link.
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