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Government, Law, Public Safety and Service Career Cluster

Say YES to connect with the career cluster that fits you!

Do you enjoy reading, writing, and analyzing issues? Are you interested in topics of law & justice? Do you pay attention to politics & current events? Do you enjoy meeting and interacting with strangers? Are you calm and rational in stressful situations? Are you good at following orders and obeying rules? Are you interested in homeland security? Do you want to work in law enforcement? Are you interested in exploring military careers? Are you sympathetic to people in unfortunate situations? Do you enjoy debating and persuading? Are you detail-oriented, honest, and fair?

Spanning numerous settings and specializations, the Government, Law, Public Safety and Service cluster offers broad opportunities to serve the public interest, ensure fundamental rights, and maintain social order. These careers exist within private firms, government agencies, think tanks, police forces, the military, and throughout the judiciary.

Want to work in law? Becoming an attorney first requires a law degree, but paves the way for a plethora of professional pathways. Still, plenty of legal careers like policy analyst, interest group lobbyist, and campaign consultant may benefit from but don't necessitate law school.

Law enforcement careers range from community squads to regional police forces and national agencies like the FBI, DEA, and Secret Service. The criminal justice system also features non-enforcement roles in forensics, investigation, counseling, and beyond.

The armed forces and related agencies comprise the Defense portion of LAW & JUSTICE. Most defense careers begin by enlisting in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard or Coast Guard, but many options exist for civilians as well, within intelligence, research, medicine, aid, engineering, and technology.

Does this description align with your interests? Then check out the insights, resources, and possible careers below.

Possible Careers

Common job titles include:

  • Animal Control Officer
  • Bailiff
  • Correctional Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Document Management
  • Asst Fire Inspector
  • Immigration/Customs Inspector
  • Legal Support Specialist
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Parking Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Sheriff
  • Title Examiner/Clerk

In-demand specialized skills include:

  • Litigation
  • Legal Documentation
  • Legal Research
  • Scheduling
  • Legal Document Composition
  • Legal Support
  • Case Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Contact
  • Trial Preparation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Filing
  • Customer Billing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Proofreading

Related Events

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February 15, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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February 16, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Government, Law, Public Safety and Service Career Fair
February 18, 2021 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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