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Top Jobs for Law and Order Fans

If you want to dedicate your life to protecting people—whether on the street, in the air, or in a courtroom—consider a criminal justice career.

As our title suggests, two separate but equally important career groups work to keep the peace. The first category includes law enforcement jobs like Police Officers, Forensic Technicians, and Corrections Officers. The second is made up of legal system careers including Paralegals, Court Reporters, Lawyers, and Judges.

Whichever branch you choose, you’ll be working in a thriving industry. Because of increasing focus on public safety and security, the criminal justice careers sector is growing fast. So take the first step to making the world a safer place by investigating the criminal justice jobs below.

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Volunteer Fire Fighter

Receive fire response training in exchange for your free services.

Vice Police Officer

Investigate crimes related to drugs, gambling and other immoral activities.

SWAT Team Member

Tackle high-stress cases involving riots, hostages or undercover ops.

State Trooper

Work state-wide to assist in criminal investigations.


Gather political and military intelligence from around the world.

Social Work Professor

Teach university students about social work.


Parachute down into forests to fight fire.

Safety Officer

Monitor and improve workplace safety conditions.

Pool Lifeguard

Save lives by supervising pools and responding to emergencies.

Police Lieutenant

Supervise Police Sergeants.

Police Service Technician

Help process the paperwork for nonviolent crimes.

Parking Enforcement Officer

Patrol streets and other parking spaces for illegally parked vehicles.

Oncology Social Worker

Get patients through the challenges of fighting cancer.

Law Professor

Teach university students about the law.

Geriatric Care Manager

Formulate care plans for seniors.

Fugitive Recovery Agent

Track down people who are on the run from justice.

Forest Fire Fighter

Battle to put out forest fires.

Fire Investigator

Dig through the ashes to find the cause of fires.

Fire Battalion Chief

Oversee all the fire stations within a particular area.

Fire Captain

Command a station's crew of Firefighters.

Field Training Officer

Keep law enforcement staff trained and up-to-date on protocols.

Dog Warden

Track down stray pets and return them to their owner.

Divorce Lawyer

Work with couples to dissolve marriages and divide assets.

Deputy Sheriff

Maintain peace and order under the Sheriff's supervision.

DARE Officer

Educate young people about the dangers of drugs.

Crossing Guard

Help school children get safely across the street.

Criminology Professor

Teach university students about criminology.

Crime Scene Cleaner

Clean up blood, remains, and other biohazards after an un-natural death.

Chief of Police

Manage a police force.


Keep bars and patrons safe from unruly people or crowds.

Border Patrol Officer

Stop items and people illegally entering the U.S.

Bomb Technician

Investigate cases involving blasts.

Beat Cop

Protect people in one particular neighborhood.

Bail Enforcement Agent

Chase after people who have skipped out on their court date.

Administrative Law Judge

Decide on disputes between government agencies and citizens.

Litigation Paralegal

Help Litigation Lawyers win cases by handling the prep work.

Mental Health Practitioner

Diagnose and treat mental health disorders.

Civil Litigation Lawyer

Represent clients in non-criminal disputes.

Substance Abuse Social Worker

Connect addicts with the resources they need to break the habit.

Immigration Lawyer

Guide clients through the visa application process.

Social Caseworker

Put abused children on the path toward healing.

Healthcare Lawyer

Help healthcare workers and companies navigate the laws of the industry.

Probate Lawyer

Help clients create and execute wills.

Intellectual Property Lawyer

Keep inventions, brand names, and artistic creations safe from copycats.

Court Reporter

Record legal proceedings, meetings, and trials.

Substance Abuse Counselor

Help patients break free from drug and alcohol addiction.

Elder Law Attorney

Advise senior citizens on the legal issues that accompany aging.

Crime Scene Investigator

Scour crime scenes for clues.

Social Worker

Equip people in crisis with the resources they need to recover.

Child Welfare Specialist

Investigate cases and find supportive homes for abused or neglected kids.

Building Inspector

Provide building inspections to ensure code enforcement.

Bankruptcy Lawyer

Guide clients through the process of filing for bankruptcy.


Support Lawyers by doing research and paperwork on their cases.

Private Investigator

Track down people and dig up information for a private contractor.

Supreme Court Justice

Judge cases in the highest court of the nation.


Battle blazes to protect people, animals, and property.

Clinical Case Manager

Assess and resolve cases of abuse, drug addiction, and more.

District Attorney

Take legal action against criminals on behalf of your community.


Investigate criminal cases to bring about justice.


Provide legal advice or courtroom guidance to your clients.

Park Ranger

Patrol parks to help visitors and natural resources stay safe.

Adoption Specialist

Advise couples on adoption laws and procedures.

Environmental Lawyer

Tackle legal cases involving environmental damage.

Law Clerk

Provide administrative support to a Lawyer or Judge.

Child Welfare Caseworker

Investigate cases and find supportive homes for abused or neglected kids.

Compensation Lawyer

Tackle cases involving wage and benefits disputes.

International Lawyer

Handle the legal aspect of setting up business overseas.

Ski Instructor

Teach people how to ski in the snow.

Entertainment Attorney

Represent entertainment figures in negotiations and lawsuits.

Family Lawyer

Provide legal advice on family issues, like adoption and domestic violence.

Civil Rights Lawyer

Stand up for people who have been treated unfairly.

Sports Lawyer

Represent Athletes in contract negotiations and court cases.

Customs Inspector

Keep banned items from entering the country.

Environmental Conservation Officer

Keep forests and parks safe from vandals.

FBI Agent

Make sure federal laws are followed.

Divorce Mediator

Help couples work out the terms of their divorce outside of a court.

Music Lawyer

Negotiate contracts for Singers and bands.

Bomb Squad Technician

Help investigate and disarm explosives.


Give verdicts on court cases.

Law Enforcement Officer

Keep the community safe from criminals.

Family Support Worker

Connect families with the services they need.

Bankruptcy Specialist

Handle complicated cases of bankruptcy.

Trial Lawyer

Argue court cases in front of a jury and Judge.

Criminal Investigator

Gather enough evidence to bring criminals to justice.

Commercial Lawyer

Be an expert on the laws that govern business.

Defense Lawyer

Argue on behalf of an accused person or organization in a trial.

Correctional Officer

Supervise prison inmates.

Real Estate Lawyer

Handle the legal side of buying and selling properties.

Asbestos Lawyer

Fight for the rights of asbestos poisoning victims.

Ski Patroller

Keep slopes and skiers safe and sound