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What is the job outlook for Homeland Security Officers?

The job outlook to work in the department of Homeland Security is strong. This department is vital to protecting the interests of the country and it is very rare that cuts are made to this department. This does not mean that you will not be subject to transfers in order to maintain you job.

If you are interested in becoming an officer or agent for the Department of Homeland Security, you can work for a number of agencies within the department. The Secret Service, the Border Patrol, the Immigration and Custom Enforcement Agency (ICE), and the Coast Guard all hire agents or officers to work in the field of law enforcement on a regular basis.

The departments and agencies under the Homeland Security department are currently hiring more people on a regular basis. However, the positions of officer and agent are highly sought after, and it makes getting a job in any of these agencies very difficult. It is important to have excellent grades and a good work history in order to get hired in this competitive department. It is equally as important to be in good physical condition.

The hours are often long and the job requires a high level of commitment. In addition to attending a four year program, you will also need to complete a training program that is specific to each department or agency that the Homeland Security department is over. After the training, you will be assigned a job location. The benefits for people who work for the Homeland Security department are quite good. There is excellent health insurance and a good retirement package. There is also the opportunity to work overtime, which can increase your earning potential.

If you are interested in working for the Homeland Security department, but not necessarily in the role of agent and officer, there are many opportunities available to work in other supporting roles. The individual agencies all offer these types of opportunities, but there are agencies that do not hire officers and agents as well. These agencies include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Office of Inspector General.

Each of these departments has a wide variety of jobs available. The departments offer the chance to work with people or in a more behind the scenes role. All of the departments are looking for people with a background in computers. The type of job duties will vary according to the specific agency. You may work on emergency management or work to coordinate the efforts of the various agencies together. If you are hired at these agencies you will receive the same benefits packages as an officer or an agent that works for the other agencies in the department of Homeland Securities.

Schools OfferingHomeland Security Courses:

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Associate of Arts in Homeland Security

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Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.

Programs:

  • Homeland Security Management

Locations: Summerdale
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Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

 

Programs:

  • Homeland Security - Bachelor's

Locations: Virginia Beach
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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs:

  • Master of Public Administration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

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Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice

Locations: Anaheim , Ontario , Alhambra , More...
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Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Legal Studies (BS)

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At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

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Programs:

  • Criminal Justice

Locations: Erie
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At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs:

  • BS Criminal Justice
  • AS Criminal Justice
  • CERT Criminal Justice (Grad Level)
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Locations: Asheville , Knoxville , Nashville
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