Career Opportunities with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

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An associate degree in criminal justice is a career-oriented degree program...and employers in the law enforcement field may prefer that. Students are instructed in what they will actually be doing on-the-job, so the skills and knowledge they gain are immediately useful. Graduates of criminal justice associate degree programs commonly enter professions like the ones listed below.

Airport Security Bailiff Body Guard
Computer Forensics Corrections Officer Cyber Crime
Law Enforcement Police Officer Private Security

These careers are just some of the associate degree in criminal justice positions you can find. In some cases, careers may require additional education, especially if you plan on getting promoted to higher-level jobs. Visit our Criminal Justice Career Center to research these and other jobs in the field of criminal justice.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook, job growth for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 18 percent through 2020, which is as fast as average for all occupations. This is a popular field, and it only takes an associate degree in paralegal studies to get your career started!

According to a 2013 employment projection by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with an associate degree earn a median salary of $785 a week compared to those holding only a high school diploma, who earn a median salary of $652 a week. Unemployment rates were also lower for those holding an associate's degree compared to high school graduates: 6.2 percent for associate's degree-holders and 8.3 percent for high school diploma-holders. As you can see education pays. And to top it off, an associate degree in criminal justice or a related field can be completed in two years, and sometimes even less.

If one of the associate degree in criminal justice jobs above appeals to you, click on the link to get detailed job descriptions and salary information. Then request information from the schools below and apply for your criminal justice associate's degree today.

Florida Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Orlando, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Lakeland, Melbourne, Pembroke Pines, Daytona Beach, Miami, Tampa, Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (Online)
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Tampa

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Lakeland, Tampa, Melbourne, Orange Park

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Miami

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AS)

Campuses: Fort Myers, Lutz, Ocala, New Port Richey, Tampa

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Pembroke Pines, Orlando, Kissimmee, DeLand, Lakeland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Gainesville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Tampa, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers

Degrees Offered:

  • A.S. - Criminal Justice

Hawaii Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Honolulu

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Honolulu

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)

Ohio Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Cleveland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Cincinnati, Findlay

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAB)

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Campuses: Cuyahoga Falls

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Dayton, Independence, Columbus

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Business- Criminal Justice

Campuses: New Boston, Jackson, Chillicothe, Lancaster

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate Degree - Criminal Justice

Tennessee Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Nashville, Memphis

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Chattanooga

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Nashville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate - Criminal Justice

Arkansas Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Little Rock

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Texas Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Houston, Garland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Arlington, Beaumont, Fort Worth, Laredo, McAllen

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

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Campuses: Friendswood

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Dallas, Fort Worth

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: San Antonio

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AS)

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Campuses: Houston

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Georgetown, Allen, Richardson

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Louisiana Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Shreveport

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Monroe, Shreveport

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Occupational Studies - Criminal Justice

Maryland Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Towson, Beltsville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Harrisburg, Philadelphia (City Center), PA, Pittsburgh

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Pittsburgh

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Summerdale

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Wyomissing

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Specialized Business - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Allentown, Carlisle, Pottsville, Hazleton, Dickson City, Sunbury, Wilkes-Barre

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Specialized Business - Criminal Justice

California Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Riverside, Vista, Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Sacramento, San Diego, Palm Springs, Salida

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

Campuses: La Puente, Anaheim, Reseda, Ontario, Los Angeles, San Bernardino

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Salida, San Francisco, Rancho Cordova, Concord, Milpitas, Fresno, Roseville, Hayward, Stockton, Salinas

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)

Indiana Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Indianapolis

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

Campuses: Indianapolis, Merrillville

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AS)

North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Charlotte

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

Campuses: Fayetteville, Wilmington

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science

Nevada Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Las Vegas

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

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Campuses: Henderson

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Colorado Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Thornton, Colorado Springs, Aurora

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Denver

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Washington Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Bremerton, Fife, Everett

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Georgia Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Norcross

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAB)

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Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Oregon Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Portland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Wilsonville, Springfield

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Portland

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)

Virginia Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Newport News, Chesapeake

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Lynchburg

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Occupational Science - Criminal Justice

New York Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Rochester

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: New York

Degrees Offered:

  • A.A.S. in Security Services and Management

Campuses: Bethpage, Patchogue

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Kentucky Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Hopkinsville, Ft. Mitchell, Louisville

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAB)

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Campuses: Florence

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Owensboro, Bowling Green, Russellville, Scottsville, Madisonville, Paducah

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate Degree - Criminal Justice

Online Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • AAS in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Business

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Criminal Justice

Oklahoma Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Tulsa

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAS)

Campuses: Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Missouri Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Fenton

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAS)

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Campuses: St. Joseph

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Idaho Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Boise

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AS)

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Campuses: Meridian

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Arizona Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Phoenix, Tucson

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AS)

Campuses: Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Kansas Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Salina, Lenexa

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAS)

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Campuses: Topeka

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Overland Park, Wichita

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Iowa Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Bettendorf

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAS)

South Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Greenville

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAS)

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Campuses: Charleston

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

New Mexico Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Albuquerque

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (AAS)

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Campuses: Albuquerque

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Albuquerque

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Minnesota Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Waite Park, Rochester, Elk River, Lakeville, Blaine, Brooklyn Center

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Minneapolis

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Blaine, Bloomington, Mankato, Lake Elmo, Moorhead, St. Cloud

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Roseville, Brooklyn Center

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Wisconsin Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Middleton, Madison, Rothschild, Onalaska, Green Bay, Eau Claire

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Appleton, Green Bay, Wasau

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

South Dakota Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Sioux Falls

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

North Dakota Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Bismarck, Fargo

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Illinois Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Aurora, Mokena, Rockford, Romeoville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Utah Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Provo

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Layton, Murray

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: West Jordan, Orem, Layton

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Connecticut Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Southington

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

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