The following is a list of positions that may be ideal for individuals with an interest in the law, as well as its application in helping to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals, communities, businesses, establishments, and governments. There are a variety of opportunities from entry-level all the way to high-paying positions that span many different skill sets, including data collection and analysis, research, writing, investigation, and, for several, interpersonal interaction and communication.Read MoreRead Less
Positions include both in-office or laboratory work as well as out in the field opportunities in a wide array of locations and fields. These job descriptions are also accompanied by data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics such as education requirements, median salary, and projected growth.
The following jobs are positions that take place mainly outside of an office-setting, and primarily involve the patrol and investigation of assigned areas or facilities. The law-enforcement work conducted through all of these occupations is focused mainly on maintaining the safety and security of a specific environment as well as the individuals within it. They require strong observational, problem-solving, critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills, as well as related experience and typically a bachelor’s degree.
Best Office-Based Law Enforcement Jobs
The following jobs are more office-oriented positions, though all require some occasional work outside the office environment. The responsibilities of workers in these positions typically involve the obtaining and gathering of information and data for further analysis and possible legal action, as well as engagement and coordination with other professionals in law enforcement. These jobs also require a bachelor’s degree in a specified field, or sometimes related on-the-job experience. As office-oriented positions, they have more regularity in daily work hours, though some require individuals to also be on-call should the need arise.
Best High Paying Law Enforcement Jobs
The following jobs are positions that average over $60k in salary, and involve specialization in particular areas of investigation, analysis, and ensuring the compliance of individuals, establishments, or businesses. These positions require individuals with good communication skills, judgement, perceptiveness, self-control, stress tolerance, adaptability, empathy, and, for some, physical stamina and strength. They also typically require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree as well as on-the-job training and related work experience.
Entry Level Law Enforcement Jobs
The following jobs are all entry-level positions in the field of law-enforcement, and focus primarily on maintaining and ensuring safety and/or security. All of these jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as training specific to each field of work. Individuals interested in these positions should possess strong decision making, observation and communication skills, as well as patience and good judgement. Most of these jobs also require regular round-the-clock work, including weekends and holidays.