Careers in Criminal Justice: Find Yours with Some Help From Our Panel of Pros

criminal justice career chatWorking in criminal justice can be both risky and rewarding. It’s the perfect choice if you enjoy a challenge and are passionate about helping others. And as long as individuals and groups require services and professionals to help keep communities safe, healthy and stable, criminal justice careers will continue to thrive!

The U.S. population is projected to grow by 89 million residents from 2010 to 2050, which will likely lead to higher crime rates and thus, a higher demand for criminal justice professionals. There are a variety of career options in the field, from patrol officers to deputy sheriffs to criminal investigators.

Rasmussen College’s career chat series is dedicating its July installment to Careers in Criminal Justice. The episode will take place on Monday, July 28 from 12-12:45 CST.

Gain insight from industry insiders

Expert advice is invaluable for current and prospective criminal justice professionals alike. Whether you’re already earning your criminal justice degree, considering pursuing a criminal justice career or hoping to advance your existing career, our panel of pros can provide some direction.

Our featured guest for the Careers in Criminal Justice Career Chat is Matt Krantz, investigator at the Rockford Police Department. His firsthand knowledge and expertise will help you understand what it takes to work in criminal justice.

Krantz will be joined by a team of Rasmussen College career experts:

  • Tamryn Hennessy, national director of career services
  • Dr. Currie Myers, School of Justice Studies dean
  • Jessica Koltz, career services advisor

The panel will discuss a variety of topics regarding criminal justice careers, including:

  • A day in the life of a criminal justice professional
  • In-demand criminal justice skills
  • Projected growth and earning potential
  • Education and experience needed to land a criminal justice job
  • Tips and tricks for your criminal justice career search

Join in on the chat

Our Careers in Criminal Justice Career Chat is designed to be interactive. You don’t have to just sit back and listen—you’re encouraged to actively participate in the conversation!

While watching the Hangout live on air via the Criminal Justice Careers event page or on the Rasmussen College YouTube channel, you can ask our experts questions by submitting a comment during the episode.

The panel will also answer real-time questions submitted by our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Just be sure to include the hashtag #CareerChat when submitting your questions!

Sign up now to participate

Sign up to attend our Career Chat by visiting our Careers in Criminal Justice event page and click “YES” to confirm that you will be attending. We look forward to your participation on July 28!

Do you know of someone else who may be interested in learning about criminal justice careers? Be sure to invite them to the Careers in Criminal Justice Career Chat as well!

Callie Malvik

Callie is the Content Manager at Collegis Education, overseeing blog content on behalf of Rasmussen University. She is passionate about creating quality resources that empower others to improve their lives through education.

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