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Court Reporter - Training & Careers
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has set up programs to help court reporters receive the training they need. To become a voice writer, you can usually complete your education in less than a year. However, to become a true stenographer, it usually takes about 3 years (33 months) at most schools. And keep in mind that some states require that you become a notary public before you can legally practice as a court reporter. Read More...

Forensic Scientists Solve Criminal Cases
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The forensic scientist is responsible for collecting physical evidence at a crime scene and analyzing it in the lab. Most forensic scientists choose to specialize in a particular area of forensic science, such as ... Read More...

How to become a Homeland Security Specialist
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

A homeland security specialist program will give you both the theoretical and practical training you need for your future career. You can expect to study law, communications, and terrorism, both international and domestic. You will also focus on how to plan for safety, and how to react when public emergencies arise. Read More...

Homeland Security Schools - Homeland Security Training

Homeland Security Schools After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, federal and state governments enacted the Homeland Security Act of 2002 that sparked the creation of a broad national security network.

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, there may be a growing need to recruit professionals trained in various types of homeland security schools from 2010 to 2020 (bls.gov, 2012). If you have a keen interest in keeping the country safe, there are certificate, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs that can qualify you for a diverse range of security occupations. However, program outcomes can vary according to each institution’s specific curriculum, and employment opportunities are not guaranteed.

Specialized homeland security schools may offer courses ranging from intensive four-week workshops to two-year degree programs that include topics in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), terrorism awareness and detection, casualty incident training, decontamination techniques, and electronic surveillance.

Homeland Security Careers

From boarder patrols and airport security to the postal and food-inspection industry, government agencies are seeking people who have certifications or degrees from homeland security schools.

Agencies currently accepting applications from security experts include the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Capitol Police, United States Secret Service, United States Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs Service, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the United States Park Police, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Homeland Security Employment Outlook

The federal government won't be the only robust employer seeking highly trained security professionals. State and local governments, police agencies, and private security firms have planned for new hiring. There will also be more private sector jobs as manufacturing, research, and consumer electronics companies look toward protecting their buildings and employees.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for graduates of homeland security schools should see a steady rise through the end of the decade. Potential jobs include:

  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • United States Coast Guard Civilian Jobs
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Immigration Inspectors
  • National Infrastructure Protection Center
  • National Institutes of Health
  • United States Secret Service
  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • United States Park Police

In the current world environment, the demand for those with expertise in homeland security or disaster management is growing rapidly. Graduates of homeland security schools should possess the necessary skills to do very well in whatever area of homeland security they choose.

Source:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officer - http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm#tab-6

Program outcomes vary according to each institution’s specific curriculum, and employment opportunities are not guaranteed.

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