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Probation Officers

Job Information

Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.


  • State and local governments employ most of these workers.
  • A bachelor's degree in social work, criminal justice, psychology, or a related field is usually required.
  • Employment growth, which is projected to be faster than the average, is dependent on government funding.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be excellent.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $47,840/yr ($23.92/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors