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Corrections Officer

Corrections officers are responsible for maintaining security and inmate accountability. They’re also responsible for preventing disturbances, assaults, and escapes within correction facilities.

A good candidate for a corrections officer should be able to work in hostile environments. Corrections officers must be in good physical condition and have thick skin when dealing with the convicted.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for corrections officers are projected to grow 16% in the next six years, which is faster than average compared to other occupations.

In order to become a corrections officer, you must complete post secondary education to gain a bachelor's degree. Educational programs are available and will make you eligible for the best positions.