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Correctional Officers and Jailers

Guard inmates in jails and prisons.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$29.05 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -7.2%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Investigate crimes committed within organizations.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals.
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
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Job Title Examples:

Booking Officer
Detention Officer
Public Safety Officer

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