Juvenile Probation Officer

Dave Coats

What do they do?

Probation officers work with and monitor juvenile offenders so they don't get into any more trouble.

What is the working environment like?

Officers work with potentially dangerous criminals. They may do field work in dangerous areas.

How can I become one?

Required bachelors degree. Must pass physical and mental tests.

How much would I get paid?

The median annual wage for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists was $48,190 in May 2012.

Job outlook?

Predicted little to no change in demand.

What are some similar occupations?

Correctional officers, police and detectives, social and human service assistants, social workers, substance abuse and behavioral disorder councelors.