High Paying Criminal Justice careers

A Guide to Law Enforcement

If you are thinking about a career in the criminal justice field, you probably want to help people, serve your community or make a difference. Those are all great goals, and studying criminal justice is a smart way to meet them, but it’s important to keep your return on investment in mind when deciding to go back to school. You may not think that criminal justice programs can lead to a particularly high-paying career, especially at the bachelor’s degree level. However, we have some good news: there are more high-paying criminal justice jobs than you think. At Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP), we understand that continuing your education is an investment. For that reason, we want to make sure you know how to make your degree work for you, in terms of both job satisfaction and financial reward. These criminal justice jobs have high salaries and give you the chance to help others in your day-to-day work. Of course, work experience as well as education plays a role in the hiring process.

  1. Detectives and private investigators: $45, 000

These professionals collect evidence and facts through interviews, observation and research to assist in arrests. Detectives can be licensed or unlicensed, depending on their employer. Most detectives and private investigators work for task forces, police agencies, private firms or individuals and can specialize in disciplines like forensics, fraud or homicide.

Degree recommended: bachelor’s in criminal justice

  1. Security managers: $50, 000

Security managers work in the private sector, so this career is ideal if you are interested in criminal justice outside of the government. They are in charge of security management detail for commercial buildings and complexes. These professionals are often employed by independent security firms or work directly for private companies.

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