Law, Public Safety, and Security
Set the Bar High
Do you dream of making the world a safer, more just place? If so, a career in law and criminal justice could be what you're looking for. Dive in to courses designed with input from criminal justice and community experts!
Which pathways are offered?
Legal and Law Enforcement Services—This pathway prepares students for careers in law enforcement with duties that range from controlling traffic, preventing and investigating crimes, maintaining order, and enforcing laws to issuing traffic summonses, investigating accidents, presenting evidence in court, serving legal documents, and apprehending, arresting, and processing prisoners. Students are also exposed to careers in legal services, which affect nearly every aspect of society, from buying a home to crossing the street. Because they hold such vital positions of great responsibility, those in the legal services field must adhere to a strict code of ethics.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Forensic Science Technician
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Forensic Science Technician—$60,590/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
ACT National Career Readiness Certification
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 9, 2021.