- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The state of New Jersey has need for both male and female corrections officers at the local, state, and federal tiers. Due to industry expansion, attrition, retirement, and professional advancement, there is an active recruitment process to find applicants with appropriate qualifications and solid values to join other front line officers in working with the state's approximately 22,452 inmates. Currently, there are 8,345 front line officers fulfilling these roles - by 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that there will be an additional 417 new jobs created to fill in the field. New Jersey has one federal facility at Fort Dix, and 13 facilities serving adult men and women as well as youth throughout the state - each of which have their own staffing needs. In addition to these facilities, there are a number of county jails used as short-term facilities throughout the state. Interested in a challenging and lucrative career with the state? Read more about becoming a correctional officer in the data below.