Career Opportunities

Administration of justice studentJob opportunities in Administration of Justice include:

  • Federal and state law enforcement
  • Police officer
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Probation officer
  • Corrections officer
  • State hospital police officer
  • City and county park ranger
  • Criminal investigator
  • Public safety dispatcher
  • Court workgroup positions
  • Forensic specialists
  • Crime lab technicians
  • Crime scene investigators
  • Criminologists

In California, the average entry-level salary for protective service occupations in 2010 was $52,119, according to the Employment Development Department (www.edd.ca.gov). The employment outlook for occupations in this category is expected to be favorable with average job growth of 8.4 percent. Annual job openings over the next eight years are expected to increase due to population growth and increasing rates of crime and incarceration.

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Carl Sainz

Carl Sainz
Administration of Justice Student

"I am getting the jump-start I need in order to better my life and achieve my goal in becoming a police officer. The criminal justice classes Allan Hancock College offers piqued my interest in the field. I plan on graduating with an associate degree and transferring to a four-year university."
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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014