Careers In Corrections

Learn more about specific careers in Corrections

Below is a list of more specific careers in the Corrections field. Click the links below for our detailed career guides in each specific area, complete with real-life job profiles (informational interviews) and all the details you'd want to know to learn if that career is right for you. 

About Corrections Careers

The corrections sector is a division of the public service industry. It is a division that focuses on providing services to members of the public who break the law. Those who work in the corrections sector are responsible for enforcing regulations on people who break the law, monitoring their progress and ensuring their safety in all situations. With career options from a bailiff to a probation officer to an abuse counsellor or police officer, the corrections sector has a career for everyone.

Jobs in this sector can be incredibly mentally and physically draining. Often, correctional personnel will spend a lot of time on their feet and will have to deal with difficult individuals. However, correctional careers are also incredibly rewarding as these people get to play a key role in improving the lives of others.

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