Career Outlook for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Also known as:  Correctional Treatment Specialist, Juvenile Probation Officer, Parole Agent, Parole Officer, Probation Officer
The overall job outlook for Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by -0.82 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.14 percent per year. Demand for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists is expected to go up, with an expected 33,400 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.64 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in the following states
California 12,930
Texas 5,800
Florida 5,260
New York 5,030
Pennsylvania 4,180
Georgia 3,620
Virginia 3,170
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
District of Columbia 120
North Dakota 160
Nebraska 190
Wyoming 230
New Hampshire 250
Alaska 260
Mississippi 280
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