- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
Incarcerated offenders in Louisiana's county jails as well as state and federal prisons need accredited correctional officers who value professionalism and respect for everyone they encounter during their workday, including offenders. Louisiana's Department of Justice is committed to providing facilities in which offenders are provided opportunities for reform during every day of their sentence. As of the most recent data collection, the state employs 5,086 front line corrections officers to maintain 12 facilities and just over 39,000 offenders; some facilities, like the Louisiana State Correctional Facility for Women, contain a single gender and require more female correctional officers to fill available roles. Most other facilities in the state house a general population of both sexes at a variety of security levels. This type of structure throughout the state indicates that, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts, the corrections industry is set to grow at a steady pace over the next ten years. Newly created positions are expected to account for approximately 250 jobs across the state. Additional jobs will become available as existing staff retires, switches career tracks, and moves into senior roles. Read more information about the industry below.