OVERVIEW :Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail, reformatory or prison. Correctional officers maintain the decorum inside jails. They enforce rules to prevent escape or fights between inmates. Correctional officers help maintain law and order and enforce rules in prisons.
JOB DESCRIPTION :Correctional officers are required to help maintain order in jails and prisons and oversee individuals who are waiting trail or those who have been convicted to serve time in jail, reformatory or prison. Duties of correctional officers include keeping order in the jails or prisons and enforcing rules. They supervise the activities of the inmates. They inspect living conditions of the prisons or jails to ensure that they meet established standards.
JOB OUTLOOK :U.S. Bureau of labor statistics state that job prospects are expeceted to be face a slow growth.”Some local and state corrections agencies experience high job turnover because of low salaries and shift work, as well as the stress that many correctional officers feel. The need to replace correctional officers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the labor force, coupled with rising employment demand, should generate job openings” added the bureau report.
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Expected job Growth:According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics,employment of correctional officers is expected to grow by five percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations.