B.S. in Criminal Justice: Career Outlook
Excel in a vital role in your community
Graduating from a criminal justice program continues to provide jobs for those with a passion for helping people and keeping communities safe. Careers centered on criminal investigations and cybersecurity will see an explosive job-growth rate—as high as 33 percent by 2030.2
- TOP 10% OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE OCCUPATIONS EARN $96,9001
- WIDE VARIETY OF OCCUPATIONS, INCLUDING CORPORATE SECURITY, CRIMINALIST, DETECTIVE, INTELLIGENCE ANALYST, AND MORE
- JOBS IN INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYSIS ARE AMONG THE FASTEST-GROWING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WITH 33% EMPLOYMENT GROWTH2
A B.S. in Criminal Justice from Utica University can help you step into a new role, or grow in your current role, with confidence.
As white-collar and computer crimes become more prevalent, and laws change, so does the rate of growth for a variety of criminal justice careers. Graduating with a criminal justice degree from Utica can open a wide variety of career paths for you.
POLICE AND DETECTIVES
Gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes to protect lives and property in your community. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent by 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need for skilled public safety professionals is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.3
FORENSIC SCIENCE TECHNICIANS
Aid criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence. Prompted by advances in science and technology available to law enforcement departments, employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 16 percent by 2030—much faster than the average for all occupations.4
Additional roles with a bachelor’s in criminal justice:
- Juvenile Services
- Private Security
- Public Administration/Planning
- Regulatory Enforcement
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Key Skills Employers Need
- Demonstrate key criminal justice knowledge and criminological concepts, processes, and issues
- Understand criminological theories, causes, and controls of crime in the community
- Think critically about crime and criminal justice policy claims and issues while questioning the credibility of claims and statistics
- Test hypotheses through research and inform policy decisions and evaluation studies
- Exercise ethics in the field and in research
- Communicate effectively about crime and the criminal justice system
- Understand how economic and cybercrime influence traditional forms of crime and the criminal justice system’s response to them
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- Occupational Employment and Wages, 33-0000 Protective Service Occupations (Major Group). (2022, March 31). Retrieved August 31, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes330000.htm
- Information Security Analysts, (2022, April 18) Retrieved August 31, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm
- Police and Detectives. (2022, April 18) Retrieved August 31, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm
- Forensic Science Technicians. (2022, April 18) Retrieved August 31, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm