Nevada criminal justice programs assist law enforcement officers in preparing for law enforcement academies, future attorneys in preparing for law school, and prospective criminal justice professionals in obtaining a bachelor degree in criminal justice, which is required for most entry-level criminal justice jobs.
Popular criminal justice professions include probation officer, correctional treatment specialist, police patrol officer and sheriff’s patrol officer. Each of these criminal justice careers is expected to see an 11% growth rate between 2006 and 2016, according to data found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 Edition, put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2006, there were 648,000 police and sheriff’s patrol officers and there were 94,000 correctional treatment specialists and probation officers, which means that an 11% expansion would add 80,000 new criminal justice job openings across the country by 2016. People looking to enter a Nevada criminal justice career can expect to see a similar rate of growth in Nevada criminal justice jobs.
To learn more about the criminal justice field, or to find the Nevada criminal justice program that is right for you, browse our comprehensive list of schools offering Nevada criminal justice programs below.