Correctional Officers and Jailers

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Skills Required

Holland Code: Realistic - for practical people who like hands-on activities and building

Realistic - for practical people who like hands-on activities and building

Are you practical and like hands-on activities and building?

Minimum Level of Education Required

High School + Training

There are multiple education and training pathways to prepare for this career. In addition to credentials, employer sponsored training, on-the-job training, and other types of experience can help you get the skills and knowledge you need to be successful.

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