Employment Outlook and Salary Info
The BLS anticipated jobs for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists to increase by 3% between 2018 and 2028. As sentencing guidelines change and jail overcrowding remains an issue, the demand for probation officers will increase; however, positions in this field are limited by government funding, accounting for the decline in openings. The BLS noted in 2018 that probation officers and correctional treatment specialists brought home, on average, $58,790 annually.
COMMUNICATION SKILL MUST WANTED
reviewing the living environment of individuals on their caseload, interviewing employers, and monitoring electronic tracking devices when assigned to their client