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  1. Introduction
  2. Educational requirements
  3. Training requirements
  4. Hiring Criterion
  5. Conclusion

Many things are taken in to consideration when getting your education toward the career of a correctional officer. A high school diploma or its equivalent is required in order to pursue this position. Along with that small piece of education, it is also recommended to consider a post secondary education. Although those are the minimal, a criminal justice degree or a degree in sociology is great as well. Now it does not stop there with the education, but most local and state employers need you to have some previous work experience that is relevant to this position.

Along with these education requirements there are entry level positions within this career such as Correctional officer 1. This entry level position allows you to gain career growth opportunities. While you are in college you can partake in an internship with the sheriff's department or even become a part-time correctional officer that pays a certain wage. You are able to be involved in an internship program where you will obtain the education of how the Correctional system works in a general setting. Some places require that majority of your internship be spent observing the living units in a correctional facility. As an intern you would take part in the completion of duties as a correctional officer such as, looking over mail, doing security rounds, answering question from offenders, and so much more. Also throughout this time, a Correctional Officer or Sergeant will be supervising you to ensure you are on your toes.

[...] It is not likely that relocation will be a requirement for this position. In conclusion, I found this position to be interesting because correctional officers are an essential part of the correctional system. These individuals are held at high standards according to federal and state laws. This position relates to my chosen career path due to the fact that the close relation of the criminal justice systems and is in direct example of regulation enforcements. Also the working conditions are very similar to what I am doing now as a caregiver. [...]


[...] Along with that small piece of education, it is also recommended to consider a postsecondary education. Although those are the minimal, a criminal justice degree or a degree in sociology is great as well. Now it does not stop there with the education, but most local and state employers need you to have some previous work experience that is relevant to this position. Along with these education requirements there are entry level positions within this career such as Correctional officer 1. [...]

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