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Correctional: Career and Education Opportunities in West Virginia

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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West Virginia has a population of 1,819,777, which has grown by 0.63% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mountain State," West Virginia's capital and biggest city is Charleston. In 2008, there were a total of 934,944 jobs in West Virginia. The average annual income was $31,634 in 2008, up from $30,121 in 2007. The unemployment rate in West Virginia was 7.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Approximately 14.8% of West Virginia residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in West Virginia include bituminous coal underground mining, plastics material manufacturing, and pipeline transportation. Notable tourist attractions include the P A Denny, the Robert C Byrd Health Sciences C of W Vrgna Unvrsty, and the Craik.


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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.