10 Fastest Growing Jobs in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

What are the fastest growing careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security?

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security careers include jobs in enforcing rules and protecting people and things.

Here is a list of 10 fastest growing careers in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security career cluster with substantial job demand.

  1. Security Guards: Projected Job Growth: 6.38%
    Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.
  2. Paralegals and Legal Assistants: Projected Job Growth: 6.02%
    Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
  3. Crossing Guards and Flaggers: Projected Job Growth: 5.99%
    Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
  4. Lawyers: Projected Job Growth: 5.29%
    Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
  5. Emergency Medical Technicians: Projected Job Growth: 5.12%
    Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
  6. Paramedics: Projected Job Growth: 4.39%
    Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.
  7. Retail Loss Prevention Specialists: Projected Job Growth: 4.10%
    Implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. Conduct audits and investigations of employee activity. May assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems for safeguarding assets.
  8. First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers: Projected Job Growth: 3.07%
    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in firefighting and fire prevention and control.
  9. Firefighters: Projected Job Growth: 3.01%
    Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
  10. Customs and Border Protection Officers: Projected Job Growth: 2.38%
    Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

This list was developed to provide meaningful information, so only occupations with a minimum number of available jobs were included.

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