Career Outlook for Correctional Officers and Jailers

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Also known as:
Certified Detention Deputy, Convict Guard, Correction Officer, Correctional Guard, Correctional Sergeant, Detention Deputy, Detention Officer, Jail Guard, Juvenile Corrections Officer, Penal Officer

The overall job outlook for Correctional Officer or Jailer careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 0.91 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.06 percent per year. Demand for Correctional Officers and Jailers is expected to go up, with an expected 3,030 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 0.08 percent over the next few years. Join our career community today!

TOP STATES

There are currently more Correctional Officers and Jailers in the following states

Texas 47,040
California 37,810
Florida 25,080
Pennsylvania 17,770
North Carolina 15,050
Georgia 14,210
Virginia 14,090
BOTTOM STATES

The states below have the least number of filled positions for Correctional Officers and Jailers

Vermont
520
North Dakota
730
Wyoming
850
Rhode Island
1,030
Maine
1,040
Montana
1,080
New Hampshire
1,100