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Employment Outlook
Police and Detectives

Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The continued need for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.

The median annual wage for police and detectives was $65,170 in May 2019 (Occupational Outlook Handbook).

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job openings should remain plentiful because many people leave the occupation each year.

The median annual wage for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists was $54,290 in May 2019 (Occupational Outlook Handbook).

 


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