1/20 Criminal Justice
If you’re thinking about a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice to launch a career as a detective or police officer, think again. That’s because positions like this typically aren’t required to earn a degree beyond a high school diploma. Instead, they require you to complete a training academy as well as perform a certain number of on-the-job training hours. The bottom line? You don’t need an expensive degree.
Also, it may be hard to find your dream job in criminal justice because the employment outlook for detectives and criminal investigators is only expected to increase by 2% between now and 2022. For police patrol officers, it is a bit better at slightly under 6%.