Careers in Criminology, Law, & Justice

Sampling of Current Jobs & Internships on HireaHawk.com

HireaHawk is the University of Iowa's primary online recruiting system for jobs, internships, and student employment. It is a free resource for University of Iowa students through the Pomerantz Career Center.

https://careers.uiowa.edu/hireahawk

The positions listed are potential jobs and internships which may be of interest to Criminology, Law, & Justice majors. Some of the positions may require advanced degrees or certification. Interested students will need to log into HireaHawk to view more information about specific opportunities.

To see what our current graduates are doing, view the following page with the career center.

https://careers.uiowa.edu/post-graduation-data

Helping & Counseling

Helping & Counseling

Do you consider yourself to be supportive, generous, or empathetic? Are you interested in learning about mental health, criminal probation, or community development? Does it sound like fun to empower others, handle a crisis, or develop resources? Could you see yourself working at a clinic, a community center, a non-profit organization, a church, or starting your own private practice?

Careers in this community focus on understanding people, supporting them through difficult times, and equipping them to grow and thrive.

How to prepare: 

  • Talk with an advisor about paring additional programs of study to compliment your Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.
  • Talk with a career specialist as some of the following careers do require additional education.

The careers below are common with those who have a Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.

  • Community Development
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation Counselor
  • Social Work
  • Victim Advocacy
Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Do you consider yourself to be nurturing, curious, or solution-focused? Are you interested in learning about how the mind works and how to keep it healthy? Does it sound like fun to work at a clinic, the state, or rehabilitation center? Could you see yourself working with specific populations like youth, families, or former convicts?

Careers in this community focus on decreasing injury or abuse and supporting others to be healthy and wholesome.

How to prepare: 

  • Talk with an advisor about paring additional programs of study to compliment your Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.
  • Talk with a career specialist as some of the following careers do require additional education.

The careers below are common with those who have a Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.

  • Case Manager
  • Child Protective Services
  • Family Services
  • Probation Counselor
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
Law

Law & Public Service

Do you consider yourself to be ambitious, resilient, or optimistic? Are you interested in learning about developing public policy or addressing issues through governmental initiatives? Does it sound like fun to argue legal issues or lead a civic improvement project? Could you see yourself working for a city, state, or federal agency or non-profit organization?

Careers in this community focus on public affairs, politics, and serving the community.

How to prepare: 

  • Talk with an advisor about paring additional programs of study to compliment your Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.
  • Talk with a career specialist as some of the following careers do require additional education.

The careers below are common with those who have a Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.

  • Case Manager
  • Child Protective Services
  • Family Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Lawyer
  • Probation Counselor
  • Public Safety
  • Social Work
Science

Science Research

Do you consider yourself inquisitive, analytical, or insightful? Are you interested in learning about scientific issues or applying technical concepts to solve problems? Does it sound like fun to perform experiments or could you see yourself investigating scientific principles by collecting and analyzing data?

Careers in this community focus on designing and conducting research to improve products, processes, and ways of living.

How to prepare: 

  • Talk with an advisor about paring additional programs of study to compliment your Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.
  • Talk with a career specialist as some of the following careers do require additional education.

The careers below are common with those who have a Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Court Records Researcher
  • Crime Analyst
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst
  • Investigative Research
  • Legal Assistant
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Interviewer
Education

Education

Do you consider yourself to be helpful, patient, or understanding? Are you interested in learning about best methods to reach students or setting curriculum standards? Does is sound like fun to explain ideas and concepts to a classroom of learners? Could you see yourself teaching others to assist with understanding and comprehension?

Careers in this community focus on facilitating learning by guiding and encouraging others.

How to prepare: 

  • Talk with an advisor about paring additional programs of study to compliment your Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.
  • Talk with a career specialist as some of the following careers do require additional education.

The careers below are common with those who have a Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.

  • Correctional Officer
  • Criminal Justice Teacher
  • DARE Officer
  • Family Support Sepecialist
  • Training Director
  • School Resource Officer
  • University Faculty
Data

Data & Information Technology

Do you consider yourself to be a systematic, precise, or efficient person? Are you interested in learning about preparing statistical charts, writing code, or analyzing data? Does it sound like fun to test computer programs and software applications? Could you see yourself working in a constantly changing high-tech environment?

Careers in this community focus on developing computer systems, managing computer networks, and interpreting and presenting data to address industry problems.

How to prepare: 

  • Talk with an advisor about paring additional programs of study to compliment your Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.
  • Talk with a career specialist as some of the following careers do require additional education.

The careers below are common with those who have a Criminology, Law, and Justice degree.

  • Administrative Assistant for Courts
  • Correctional Records Clerk
  • Criminal History Auditor/Investigator
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analysit
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Digital Crimes Investigator
  • Police Records Technician
  • Public Records Data Outreach