The good news is that technology has made getting a criminal justice degree more convenient than ever before.
Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) May 14, 2008
During National Police Week, Americans celebrate those men and women who have committed themselves to serving their community through law enforcement. The number of those choosing law enforcement is on the rise as populations increase and societies become more security-conscious. Meeting that demand requires the appropriate education. To help people interested in pursuing a degree in law enforcement learn more about varying career opportunities in the industry eLearners.com created the "Mini-Guide" to Online Criminal Justice Degrees at http://www.elearners.com/guide/guide-to-criminal-justice.asp.
"Many people are attracted to a career in law enforcement because of the challenges and responsibility, however there are high hiring standards, making a criminal justice degree vital in today's competitive work environment," said Terrence Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer for eLearners.com, which connects prospective students with online learning providers. "The good news is that technology has made getting a criminal justice degree more convenient than ever before."
Online learning is rapidly growing in popularity because students can pursue online degrees in hundreds of different career fields whenever they want, from home and at their own pace. According to PayScale, a police or sheriff's patrol officer with a bachelor's of science degree in criminal justice makes a median salary of $45,071, an investigator will make around $50,000 and a paralegal makes a median salary of $40,973. However the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that officers and detectives often make more than their stated salary due to overtime. In addition, since police officers usually have liberal pension plans, they often retire after 25-30 years and receive half-pay.
The eLearners.com's "Mini-Guide" to Online Criminal Justice degrees is a simple-to-navigate and comprehensive resource to help people break into law enforcement. The guide covers a variety of topics including:
- How do I know if an online criminal justice degree is right for me?
- What concentrations exist for online criminal justice degrees?
- What courses will I take in an online criminal justice degree?
- What will I learn in an online criminal justice degree?
- What kind of employers hire online criminal justice degree holders?
- Comprehensive information on 115 online criminal justice degrees.
In addition to the "Mini-Guide" to Online Criminal Justice degrees, eLearners.com offers a comprehensive database of programs and information for students to determine if attending an online college is right for them, including the eLearners Advisor, an assessment that measures online learning compatibility with the prospective online learner. In addition, with the current credit crunch, eLearners.com's Student Loans and Financial Aid Center can help students find financial support, including the Debt-Free College Guide and online scholarships with more than $14 billion in financial aid.
For more information on eLearners.com visit http://www.elearners.com and to search for online criminal justice degree programs visit http://www.elearners.com/online-degrees/criminal-justice.htm.
The eLearners.com website is one of several high visibility, high-quality websites operated by EducationDynamics, LLC. Since 1999, eLearners.com has been successfully connecting learners to online education, including online degrees and online certificate programs, specialized career training, and a variety of online courses. For prospective students, eLearners® provides a powerful search engine for users to find thousands of online program offerings, as well as educational evaluation tools and financial aid resources. For online colleges and universities, the eLearners.com website offers a low-cost, performance-based method to provide national exposure and increase enrollments in their programs. For more information on eLearners.com, visit http://www.elearners.com/.
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