Correctional Officer and Jailer

Starting Salary

NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

NC Triangle area
% Some college, no degree
% High school diploma or equivalent

Job Outlook

NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

NC Triangle area

Correctional officers and jailers maintain order in penal and rehab institutions by guarding and monitoring the facilities’ inmates. General tasks include inspecting building features such as locks and window bars to prevent escapes, examining mail for contraband, and, when necessary, exerting physical force to discipline the prisoner.

Those are drawn to this area of law enforcement can learn more about the job through the Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Durham Tech. This program prepares students for two state-mandated exams while instilling in them the basic skills and knowledge that are crucial for this career.