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Correctional Officers and Jailers


Guard inmates in jails and prisons.

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.

Wages $26.98 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Poor
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
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Career Pathways Correction Services
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