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Correctional: Career and Education Opportunities in Louisiana

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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Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans. In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Reverend Zombies House of Voodoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.


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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.