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Careers The Most Popular Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors  

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A list of the Most popular Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors. If you earn this type of degree, these are the kind of jobs you will find waiting for you after graduating. Median salaries have been included on this list. The trick with any college degree is to acquire one that will ultimately pay for itself. The careers on this list will help accomplish that. This list strictly involves undergraduate degrees. It does not include individuals who went on to acquire graduate degrees, such as a Masters or Phd. Hopefully this list will assist with your selection of degree/university as well as help with your job hunt upon graduation. Good luck!

Source: http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/popular-majors.asp

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Correctional Officer / Jailer Median Salary: $57,300

2
Prison officer Median Salary: $46,800

3
Detective or Criminal Investigator Median Salary: $80,200

4
FBI Agent Median Salary: $119,000

5
First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Police and Detectives Median Salary: $70,200

6
Fraud Investigator Median Salary: $63,200

7
Legal secretary Median Salary: $52,200

8
Loss Prevention Agent Median Salary: $28,900

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Loss Prevention Investigator Median Salary: $37,800

10
Loss Prevention Manager Median Salary: $47,300

11
Paralegal / Legal Assistant Median Salary: $53,100

12
Detective Median Salary: $71,200

13
Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Median Salary: $58,100

14
Private Detective or Investigator Median Salary: $55,900

15
Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist Median Salary: $46,100

16
Security Director Median Salary: $78,700

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Security Manager Median Salary: $66,500

18
Security Officer Median Salary: $31,900

19
Security Officer Armed Median Salary: $34,000

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Security Supervisor Median Salary: $42,800