Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Legal services


  • cIt is the underlying, hidden structure to the interactions between people. Lawyers help guide those interactions and settle disputes
  • Lawyers tend to work long hours, especially at big city firms. "It's a client-based industry, so when the clients are there and they need you, you have to be there," says Deanna Morash.
  • Law firms charge on an hourly basis or on a percentage (contingency) basis. That means that the lawyers get a cut of the settlement or lawsuit once it's all over.
  • Lawyers work in many places other than just law firms. One big employer of lawyers is government
  • .Average Annual Wage$93,270Entry Annual Wage$43,670Experienced Annual Wage$164,040Average Hourly Wage$44.84Entry Hourly Wage$20.99Experienced Hourly Wage$78.87Median Hourly Wage$43.28

Emergency Vehicles Dispatcher

  • Public safety dispatchers answer telephone calls for help from the public, then use police band radios or computers to alert the appropriate agency
  • Dispatchers usually work in dispatch or call centers. Most centers are heavily computerized, helping dispatchers know where the call is coming from -- even if the person calling can't speak.
  • Dispatching means sitting in one place for long periods of time with only scheduled breaks.


  • Bailiffs help judges do their job. Their duties vary from place to place, but bailiffs basically manage a courtroom and jury during a trial.
  • Bailiffs deal with the strange and unexpected every day. "The domestic relations division definitely exposed me to some ironies of life,"
  • Typical job duties for a bailiff include:
    • Finding people who are on arrest warrants and taking them into custody
    • Taking prisoners to or from courtrooms
    • Providing protection to court personnel, jurors and witnesses
    • Serving civil and criminal writs
    • Guarding prisoners when they are in hospital
    • Collecting debts and performing evictions