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What Can I do With a Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice?

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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    Vocational Biographies 

    Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

    • Community Relations/Crime Prevention Officer
    • Correctional Sergeant
    • Court Officer
    • Deputy U.S. Marshall
    • Police Chief
    • Prison Training Officer
    • Prison Warden
    • Private Investigator
    • Security Officer
    • Sheriff
    • State Trooper
    • Victim Advocate

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    Professional Associations

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    Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Criminology and Criminal Justice Majors

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    Places of Employment

    Students who major in criminology and criminal justice develop skills that are valued by employers. These skills include: research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis, and problem solving. Students and alumni may find employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services, and educational institutions depending on their skills and experience. Internships or relevant part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding employment.

    The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested criminology and criminal justice majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for criminology and criminal justice majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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    Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice — Portland State University

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