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.

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Law & Public Safety At-A-Glance

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

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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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