Oregon law enforcement agencies are facing a growing need to replace large numbers of retiring officers. In addition, the prison industry and areas of law enforcement, such as crime analysis, are predicted to expand in the 21st century. Law enforcement agencies commonly seek candidates who have a minimum of a two-year degree, and many give preference to candidates with four-year degrees.
Graduates of the Criminal Justice program can expect to find jobs as probation, law enforcement, and corrections officers. Most law enforcement jobs are in patrol, traffic, and investigation, while probation officers help offenders readjust to life in the community. Other career opportunities include:
Federal Law Enforcement:
Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for Juvenile Corrections can be found under Gainful Employment.
For more information about these careers, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.