Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Career Outlook for Criminal Justice Majors

All of the data on the jobs and earning potentials is based on 2018 data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov)

Example Career Paths

  • Correctional Officers & Bailiffs: Median Salary $44,400; 453,900 current jobs.
  • Claims Adjuster, Appraisers, Examiners, & Investigators: Median Salary $65,670; 346,000 current jobs.
  • Detectives & Criminal Investigators: Median Salary $89,920; 103, 450 current jobs.
  • Emergency Managment Directors: Median Salary $74,420; 9900 current jobs.
  • Fish and Game Warden: Median Salary $57,710; 6,040 current jobs.
  • Fire Inspectors: Median Salary $60,200; 15,200 current jobs.
  • Firefighters: Median Salary $49,620; 332, 400 current jobs.
  • Forensic Science Technician: Median Salary $58,230; 15,970 current jobs.
  • Private Detectives & Investigators: Median Salary $50,090; 33,000 current jobs.
  • Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialist’s: Median Salary $53,020; 91,600 current jobs.
  • Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputy: Median Salary $61,380; 661,630 current jobs.
  • Security Guards & Gaming Surveillance Officers: $28,530; 1,540,300 current jobs.
  • Transit & Railroad Police: Median Salary $74,330; 4470 current jobs.