Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U. S. Department of Labor, employment in state and local government is projected to increase 6 percent during the 2010 to 2020 period.

Potential Earnings

Those students obtain certification as police or corrections officers will find job opportunities statewide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U. S. Department of Labor, the typical starting hourly wage for a police officer or sheriff's deputy is approximately $20 with midlevel pay around $28. Corrections officers start at close to $15 per hour and increase to $21 per hour with experience.