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Corrections Officers

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Many officers enter this field after obtaining one to two years of experience in parole, probation, or social work positions. Military service may also offer experience and training in corrections. You may also look into obtaining a civilian job as a clerk or other worker for the police department or other protective service organization. Related part-time, volunteer, or summer work may also be available in psychiatric hospitals and other institutions providing physical and emotional counseling and services.

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