- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The state Department of Corrections in Kansas is committed to hiring corrections staff that keep communities in Kansas safe through effective correctional measures. The state currently has 8 prison facilities - El Dorado, Norton, and Topeka secure correctional facilities for inmates serving longer incarceration periods, as well as a large number of county jails, which hold offenders waiting for sentencing or who have short-term sentences. In both areas, the Department is recruiting candidates for both operational and administrative roles. According to the state's resource page and the BLS, there are currently 3,295 male and female correctional officers working throughout the state. By 2022, predictions state that there should be an additional 165 new jobs created, as well as roles to be filled due to retirement, attrition, and professional advancement. Potential applicants that have desirable values such as professionalism, integrity, and non-discrimination as well as a willingness for on-the-job training and accreditation, are invited to browse further to learn more about this career choice.