About: Focuses on the study of crimes on their causes, effects, and social impact. Responsibilities involve analyzing data to determine why the crime was committed and to find ways to predict, deter, and prevent further criminal behavior. The majority of a criminologist’s time will be spend in either a laboratory or office, collecting and logging data to be used in criminal investigations and policy making. Employment opportunities can be found with federal and state government agencies. local law enforcement, private companies, and in the research departments of colleges and universities. However, minimum qualifications must be met to be considered for a criminologist position
Annual salary: About $79,00

Colleges to attend: University of Houston, Clear Lake. Notre Dame of Maryland University. California State University Long Beach.

Job outlook from 2010-2020: Increase 18%

Degree: Master's or Ph. D