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Law & Criminal Justice Degrees and Programs Offered in Georgia (GA)


Experts in the fields of criminal justice and law enforcement are always in demand, and Georgia is no exception. If you are interested in a career in the legal practice, law enforcement or public safety, you may want to consider law and criminal justice degrees in Georgia. This is a broad field and includes careers such as police officers, sheriffs, probation officers, parole officers, juvenile corrections officers, forensic scientists and cyber crime investigators.

Law and criminal justice degrees in GA needed for some careers

The Georgia Department of Labor projects there will be 410 new positions for lawyers, 120 new positions for police and sheriff's patrol officers, and 290 positions for correctional officers and jailers throughout the state in 2011.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2009 the mean annual salary for a lawyer in Georgia was $142,900. Police and sheriff's patrol officers made $39,370 and correctional officers and jailers made $30,160.