Homeland Security

For current servicemembers and military veterans, a degree in homeland security is a strong option for those wanting to move up in rank or to prepare for solid careers outside the military. Schools like Kaplan University, Ashford University, and Liberty University now offer a wide selection of online degrees in homeland security and criminal justice. According to the Department of Homeland Security, a variety of opportunities exist throughout the Department in the following areas:

  • Mission Support Careers
  • Law Enforcement Careers
  • Immigration and Travel Security Careers
  • Prevention and Response Careers

My Degree and What It’s Good For

Your degree will prepare you to work in a number of different and important roles, either for the Department of Homeland Security or another agency or entity that the DHS is directly or indirectly cooperating such as the Secret Service or the FBI. As a current servicemember or veteran, you’ll have learned both strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to know when to take orders. And by earning a degree in homeland security, you’ll be even more equipped to handle multiple high priority items simultaneously and sensitive information.

My Earning Potential

Your earning potential in this field is difficult to determine. If you choose to work for the Department of Homeland Security, your salary will depend on a number of different factors such as experience, both in the military and in civilian life, as well as your education and skill set. If you qualify for a senior level position with the Department, the salary range is $119,554-$179,700 in 2013.

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