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Job Outlook

MCC Campus(s): Blue River Police Academy, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
Contacts:
Longview: Rick Turner, 816.604.2290
Penn Valley: Karen Curls, 816.604.5253
Police Academy: Mike Hendershot, 816.220.6700
Job Preparation:Student Employment Services;
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Base salary and job outlook

Correctional officers and jailers
  • Median wages (national): $18.45/hourly; $38,380/annually
  • Median wages (Missouri): $13.87/hourly; $28,800/annually
  • Projected job growth (national 2006-2016): Faster than average (14% to 20%)
  • Projected employee need (national 2006-2016): 175,000 additional employees
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
  • Median wages (national): $22.07/hourly; $46,910/annually
  • Median wages (Missouri): $16.37/hourly; $34,000/annually
  • Projected job growth (national 2006-2016): Average (7% to 13%)
  • Projected employee need (national 2006-2016): 21,000 additional employees
Law enforcement
  • Median wages (national): $24.72/hourly; $51,410/annually
  • Median wages (Missouri): $17.57/hourly; $36,500/annually
  • Projected job growth (national 2006-2016): Average (7% to 13%)
  • Projected employee need (national 2006-2016): 243,000 additional employees

Possible entry-level positions

  • Police officers
  • Sheriff's deputy
  • Correctional officers
  • Jailers
  • Probation officers
  • Correctional treatment specialists

Possible entry-level positions

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Modified: 9/19/11