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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

General Information

Description

Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government90.39%
  2. Federal government8.29%
  3. Private, for profit0.79%
  4. Private, not for profit0.40%
  5. Self-employed0.13%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+3%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$59,860

Military salary*

$128,922

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State-by-state Salary

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$98,160
$37,170
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 88%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • Some college 1%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • English Language

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