Criminal justice degree jobs span areas such as law enforcement, the court system and corrections, all of which are vital to ensuring public safety. Although the field of criminal justice reaches across numerous occupations, as of May 2019, nearly 3.5 million people worked in protective service roles alone, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). After you earn a criminal justice degree, jobs that offer the opportunity to contribute to society are available both in the private sector and in the public sector at the federal, state and local levels.
Meet Dr. Gina Bittner, associate professor in the School of Education at Peru State College. A seasoned educator with nine years in public education, 15 years in higher education at Peru State and the author of children’s books, Dr. Bittner has a valuable perspective on pursuing a career path in education through online learning.