D.C. Criminal Justice Schools

A criminal justice master’s degree has the potential to lead to numerous lucrative careers in the vast field of law enforcement, criminal investigations and postsecondary education. Students can also move into high government administrative positions at the local, state and federal levels. As the demand for criminal justice professionals continues to grow, the need for individuals with advanced degrees will also rise. Fields that depend on technological applications and advanced level data analysis typically require job applicants to have at least a master’s degree.

The demand for criminal justice professionals is expected to increase tremendously in the coming years, as per the latest figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment for Protective Service Occupations is expected to grow by 3% in the years from 2019 to 2029, which will create approximately 95,200 new jobs. The annual median wage of this set of occupations was $43,710 in May 2020, which is slightly higher than the average for all occupations.

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