CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Set the Bar High
Do you dream of making the world a safer, more just place? If so, a career in law and criminal justice could be what you're looking for. Dive in to courses designed with input from criminal justice and community experts!
Which pathways are offered?
Legal and Law Enforcement—This pathway exposes students to the range of duties required of law enforcement officers and to careers in legal services, which are the backbone of law enforcement.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Police Officer
- Private Detective
- Security Guard
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
- Police Officer–$67,290/year
- Private Detective—$53,320/year
- Security Guard—$31,080/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Criminal Justice (Job Ready)
- NOCTI Legal Services (Pathways)
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 9, 2021.