Law & Public Safety, Corrections & Security Cluster

This career cluster prepares for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

Typical High School Classes

  • Foundations of Law, Corrections, Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Judicial Process
  • Police and Society
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Emergency Responder Technician

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Get involved with these organizations that support Law & Public Safety, Corrections & Security!

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H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Lawyers – $52,777
Paralegals and Legal Assistants – $32,777
Firefighters – $40,710
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists – $35,473
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers – $53,156

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

 

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER / SECURITY OFFICER
COURT REPORTING
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN / SERVICES
FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY
FORENSIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TECHNICIAN
HOMELAND SECURITY
HUMAN SERVICES
LAW ENFORCEMENT
PARALEGAL / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – LEGAL
PRE-LAW STUDIES

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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