In an era of economic instability and a challenging job market, Aidan J. Cassidy notes that choosing a good career field can be challenging—but for some, a law enforcement career may be the answer. This job path offers a host of challenges and daily duties that not many other professions can match. In addition to this, law enforcement officers often have generous benefits packages and earn a sizeable wage.
Career Profiles reports that law enforcement offers a diversity of job options including municipal, corrections officer, private security guard, police officer, investigative officer, court clerk, criminologist, paralegal, lawyer, and even judge. There are also options at the state level, like highway patrol and state trooper. At the federal level, there are investigative or uniformed career positions like positions with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF.) Read more