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Corrections Officers


Employment in this field is expected to decline by 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Budgetary limitations will lead to the decrease in demand for corrections officers. Many states are also leaning toward shorter prison sentences for those convicted of lesser or nonviolent crimes. Despite this prediction, the DOL says that job opportunities should be good because this field has a characteristically high turnover rate. There will also be a need to fill vacancies caused by the retirement of older workers. Traditionally, correction agencies have difficulty attracting qualified employees due to job location, work conditions, and salary considerations.

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