- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
At the local and state tiers, Vermont has a need for both male and female corrections officers with appropriate qualifications, willingness to participate in on-the-job training, and to work as a partner in the prevention, control, and treatment of criminal behavior. Correctional facilities in Vermont are currently recruiting applicants who are committed to public safety, and who want to work in an atmosphere that respects the rights and dignity of all community stakeholders. There are currently 2,078 inmates in state and county jails who are being supervised by 868 correctional officers. Despite the stagnant growth of incarcerations, a new approach to rehabilitation means that there is still growth in the correctional officer industry. BLS states that correctional officer jobs within Vermont are trending upward at a steady 5% over the next few years and new opportunities in the corrections workforce are becoming available due to career change, retirement, and professional advancement. We invite you to read more information about becoming a correctional officer in the data below.