Careers

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Our students are prepared to be leaders in today’s complex and changing work world. They develop the knowledge and analytical skills they will need for successful careers and informed citizenship. Many of our students go on to graduate programs or law school but others choose from these fields:

Private Industry

  • Market research
  • private security firms
  • business management

Public Service

  • Higher education instructors
  • counseling and other social service organizations

 

Non-profits

  • Housing
  • public health
  • aging
  • family services
  • job training agencies
  • research and analysis

Governmental agencies

  • Law enforcement
  • probation
  • parole agencies
  • FBI, and county drug court offices and others

Careers and earnings 

Professional Career

Annual Salary*

Corrections

$49,300

Educational Counseling

$60,160

Healthcare Support

$32,380

Human Resources

$67,240

Investigations

$85,020

Law Enforcement

$61,190

Market Research

$70,960

Occupational Health and Safety

$71,610

Probation and Parole

$58,790

Public Relations

$68,440

School Counselor

$60,160

Secondary Education

$58,110

Statistician

$92,600

Survey Research

$63,240

Urban Planner

$76,240

*Mean annual salary as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Source: United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2018 National Occupational Employment & Wages Estimate      

Contact Us

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Simon Weffer
Zulauf 808
815-753-2516
sweffer@niu.edu