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Correctional: Career and Education Opportunities in Kansas

Correctional: Correctional workers are the professionals who makes sure our prisons and jails remain safe. Keeping order on the inside of these institutions, they also make sure that those incarcerated stay that way.

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Kansas has a population of 2,818,747, which has grown by 4.85% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunflower State," its capital is Topeka, though its biggest city is Wichita. In 2008, there were a total of 1,875,134 jobs in Kansas. The average annual income was $38,886 in 2008, up from $37,414 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.7% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Approximately 25.8% of Kansas residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Kansas include machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers, mineral wool manufacturing, and medical laboratories. Notable tourist destinations include the Exploration Place, the Indian Center Museum & Gift Shop, and the Great Plains Nature Center.


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Bailiffs maintain order in courts of law. Bailiffs need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.
Correctional Officer

Correctional Officers guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. Correctional Officers need to note the reactions and responses of others in both work and social situations. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.