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Criminal Justice degree anyone?

So ive been struggling for a while on what degree to go with..I feel for me criminal justice would be something I could handle and I LOVE law and im obsessed with any crime/law shows so I know it would interest me..but my concern is that the only thing I could do is be a cop. Nothing against that but I would rather try to get into an academy if I were to do that rather then shell out $40-$60k for a bachelors just doesnt seem worth it to me. So im wondering if anyone on here has a degree in that area and are there other things I can do with it? Also my DH is in the military and we are stationed in the absolute no where and theres no where to work here and we will probably be stuck here for the rest of his thats also a big factor

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Asked by Italiancouture7 at 9:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Me...Go for it

    Answer by mekarevell at 9:23 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • There are so many things you can do with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice. I have a link that I will try to post in just a minute that shows all the different fields you can go into. Where is your husband stationed?


    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:26 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Thank you! Were stationed at Whiteman AFB, MO

    Comment by Italiancouture7 (original poster) at 9:29 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer $58,100

    Paralegal / Legal Assistant $53,100

    Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist $46,100

    Detective or Criminal Investigator $80,200

    Legal Secretary $52,200

    Security Officer $31,900

    Loss Prevention Manager $47,300

    Security Manager $66,500

    Loss Prevention Agent $28,900

    Security Director (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.) $78,700

    Security Supervisor $42,800

    Correctional Officer / Jailer $57,300

    First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Police and Detectives $70,200

    Fraud Investigator $63,200

    Police Detective $71,200

    Private Detective or Investigator $55,900

    Loss Prevention Investigator $37,800

    Corrections Officer $46,800

    Security Officer Armed $34,000

    FBI Agen

    Answer by genagina at 9:31 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I can't find the original link but here is another one that is similar-


    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:31 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I am not sure about that post but I know that when my husband was in the Army there were several job openings for government positions (that were not military). With a Bachelor's degree, you could pretty much get any job with a few exceptions. I was majoring in Criminal Justice and I did an internship at a Child Abuse program. I worked with a lady who got her degree in Criminal Justice and she was a Forensic Interviewer (she interviewed the children that were abused to gather evidence for trial). There are so many endless possibilities.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Thank you for all of your help JeremysMom!! I really appreciate it!

    Comment by Italiancouture7 (original poster) at 9:42 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

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