The popularity of superhero movies proves that people do love crime-fighting superheroes. Perhaps you secretly fancied to be a superhero but figured you didn’t have the superhuman power to become one of them. But you don’t need to x-ray vision or superhuman strength to fight crime, you just need a criminal justice degree to have the unique opportunity to get a job as a real-life equivalent of the mythical superheroes and crime-fighting good guys.
Here are some exciting criminal justice jobs you can start with a criminal justice degree:
You often see FBI agents in action movies. They track down the criminal masterminds, international spies, leaders of organized crime networks and wanted criminals. FBI agents undergo tough mental and physical training to achieve the skills they need.
Homeland Security Agent
The job of homeland security agents is to make sure that both ingoing and outgoing travellers are safe and secure. Also, these agents ensure the safety of country borders, airports, seaports and other waterways. They can also handle international affairs and national security initiatives from locations overseas.
Private detectives work on mystery case solving. They are keen to detail and clues to solve a wide range of mysteries. Private detectives clients include private companies, individuals, and even legal firms to look for the mysterious culprit.
The job of police officers is to make sure the cities, towns and suburbs are safe from criminal activity. Their primary functions are to protect people and property, at times they help controlling traffic, patrolling neighbourhoods, responding to emergency calls, writing citations, delivering warrants, arresting violators and doing incident reports.
While the job of a firefighter is different than law enforcement professionals who fight criminals first-hand, they have a different enemy to deal with. To stop fires that can destroy property and take lives, they need to undergo training and gain extensive knowledge of fire-fighting chemicals, technologies, and procedures.
Some of the criminal justice jobs mentioned above can get you started with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field.