According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of correctional officers is expected to grow gradually by 5 percent between 2017 and 2025. Increasing demand for correctional officers will stem from population growth and rising rates of incarceration.
Job Potential Earnings
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, correctional officers start at almost $15 per hour and increase to $21 per hour with experience.
Candidates for the Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training Program (BRTP) may be sponsored by a local law enforcement agency. Upon completion of this program, the cadet will be eligible to take the Florida State Officer Certification Examination.