- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
At the local, state, and federal tiers, there is a need for both male and female corrections officers with appropriate qualifications and a willingness to participate in on-the-job training. Facilities in Alaska are currently seeking individuals who are committed to public safety, and want to work in a climate that respects the rights and dignity of both the victims of crime and the criminals responsible. While on a federal level the growth rate in the corrections industry is stable, it is offset by state growth in the field. In the state of Alaska, there are currently 2682 inmates incarcerated in 13 facilities located throughout the state, like Anchorage Correctional Complex, the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, and Fairbanks Correctional Center. Decentralization means that correctional officers have the opportunity to work somewhat close to their home communities. BLS states that correctional officers within the state have a mean annual salary of $58,300 (approximately $28 per hour) and are engaged in full-time employment. Growth in the corrections industry is maintaining at a steady 5% over the next few years as new opportunities in the corrections workforce are opening and existing vacancies due to attrition and retirement need to be filled. We invite you to read more information about becoming a correctional officer in the data below.