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Correctional Officers and Jailers

On the Job


Correctional Officers and Jailers are responsible for watching people who have been arrested for crimes. They work in correctional institutions. They may guard prisoners who are in transit between a jail, courtroom, or prison.

Physical Demands   

This career requires physical strength.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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