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Correctional: Career and Education Opportunities in Kentucky

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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Kentucky has a population of 4,314,113, which has grown by 6.74% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bluegrass State," its capital is Frankfort, though its biggest city is Lexington-Fayette. In 2008, there were a total of 2,442,252 jobs in Kentucky. The average annual income was $31,936 in 2008, up from $31,060 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kentucky was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 3.9% since the previous year. About 17.1% of Kentucky residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Kentucky include tobacco product merchant wholesalers, alumina production, and couriers.


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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.