Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Military security and law enforcement jobs offer the chance to serve, protect and defend your fellow service members.

There are 17 military careers in this industry

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Military Corrections Caseworkers

Corrections caseworkers provide individual and group counseling and assist awardees and prisoners in achieving successful transition back to military life. They perform initial and weekly reviews, and assist in prisoner or awardee evaluation. They monitor and report significant behavioral changes and participate in treatment, clemency, parole, and work assignments. They also review and apply policies and directives, and support communication between unit and confined personnel.

  • Average Salary:Not available
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Corrections Officers

Corrections officers are responsible for the security and safety of prisoners and operation of the brig. They are responsible for the overall security of facilities housing prisoners. They manage the receipt, custody, and release of prisoners. Additionally, they establish a system of incentives and privileges, and impose punitive and administrative disciplinary measures.

  • Average Salary:Not available
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Corrections Specialists

The corrections specialty in military law enforcement primarily involves guarding and supervising confined and restrained personnel. Law enforcement specialists that focus on corrections not only act as jailers, but are licensed military law enforcement specialists that ensure law and order. They prevent and quell riots and disturbances, prevent and suppress crimes against military personnel, and maintain order at military installations.

  • Average Salary:$50,029
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Court Reporters

In the Military, court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, administrative hearings, and other legal proceedings. They record the proceedings and prepare or supervise preparation and assembly of typewritten, summarized, or verbatim transcripts.  Court reporters review records of proceedings for administrative completeness and technical accuracy.

  • Average Salary:$58,499
  • Most Common Education: Post-secondary certificate

Military Emergency Medical Technicians

EMTs are health professionals trained to respond quickly to emergency situations. Military EMTs provide emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, force health protection, and evacuation in a variety of operational and clinical settings from point of injury or illness through the continuum of military healthcare. They may work in military health facilities or in the field.

  • Average Salary:$52,747
  • Most Common Education: Post-secondary certificate

Military Field/Combat Medics

Some Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained to provide medical care in an operational or combat environment. These EMTs, sometimes called field/combat medics, provide frontline trauma and medical care to deployed personnel. They care for those suffering from disease as well as those injured in combat. In addition to being prepared to work in combat, these health professionals are often trained in health concerns related to specific conditions, such as those encountered during diving or flight operations.  

  • Average Salary:$52,901
  • Most Common Education: Post-secondary certificate

Military Firefighters

Military firefighters do much more than fight fires. They also perform inspections to minimize fire dangers, provide first aid to accident victims, and respond to hazardous materials spills. They assist civilian fire departments when needed.

  • Average Salary:$45,006
  • Most Common Education: Not available

Military Intelligence Specialists

Intelligence specialists play a key role in ensuring that military operations are planned using the most accurate, current information about enemy forces and capabilities. They oversee efforts to collect, exploit, develop, analyze, and produce intelligence information for dissemination to key military leaders and consumers worldwide. The results of their work are used to develop targets and provide situational awareness to operations personnel and key leadership. Intelligence specialists may focus on one type of intelligence information, such as signals or human intelligence, or may consolidate all sources into usable products.

  • Average Salary:$58,874
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Investigative Specialists

Investigations officers oversee operations involved in investigating any criminal allegations and offenses that threaten the safety of military personnel, property, resources, or facilities. Investigations officers or their staff examine the scene of an incident and collect and submit all relevant physical evidence (fingerprints, blood stains, suspected narcotics, castings, documents) to a crime laboratory. They study and evaluate the evidence to determine motives and responsible individuals, develop investigative plans, and prepare reports of investigations.

  • Average Salary:$71,461
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Judges

Military judges are selected by the Judge Advocate General and play many roles in the Military. They preside in trials, interpret the law, assess the evidence presented, and control how hearings and trials unfold in their courtrooms.

  • Average Salary:$114,373
  • Most Common Education: Doctoral degree