Public Safety Programs & Careers That Aren’t on the Frontlines

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in public safety but concerned about being on the frontlines? Luckily for you, G3 has a collection of educational programs that can lead to careers with more personal, one-on-one interactions. The best part? You can still make a real change in your community. 

Here are seven programs and careers to consider.

Bereavement and Grief Counselor

Through G3, you can pursue education to become a bereavement or grief counselor, but you’ll need more education to fully break into the field. However, with a certificate in this space, you’ll learn the basics of mourning, grief, bereavement and loss, and how to help those moving through it

Substance Abuse Counselor

The classes in this program will prepare you for a career that entails counseling and providing support to clients, educating them and their family with resources and additional support services to get through abuse or addiction.

Paraprofessional Counselor

Paraprofessional counselors are also called counselor assistants. These individuals have a knowledge of the counseling field but are more administrative. They may schedule appointments and share resources with clients, but they’re not usually the ones who provide direct counseling support.

Administration of Criminal Justice

While your mind may immediately turn to the police force, there are more options than that! By earning this degree, you could also work for animal control, be a bailiff in a courtroom, work in fishing or forestry, and even serve as a game warden for fish and game.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

A handful of our colleges offer paralegal studies associate degree programs and certificates, which may fall under G3. Paralegals help lawyers and firms stay organized, assist in research and may also draft documents.

Forensic Science

A truly behind-the-scenes career in public safety is forensic science. Some of our schools provide an associate degree program that trains students in evidence photography, collection, preservation and other investigative strategies.

Homeland Security

This could have a little bit more of a “frontlines” feel since students who pursue an associate degree in homeland security may find themselves in a police-related position, but they may also be customs officers, TSA agents or work in emergency management and disaster relief.

Interested in one of these careers? Learn more about G3 funding and what options are available where you live. Visit Learn how to Qualify and Programs for more information.