Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (21-1092)

Occupation description:  Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 461471 2.21 910
United States 91,70095,000 3.6330 1,8002,130

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.6316.1719.01 24.1232.4142.76
Alaska 32.0824.4126.94 31.1435.7840.56

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
42618 4.237.5 24.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation77
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation50
UI claimants previously working in occupation28
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 111
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 37.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Human Factors MS

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Allied Health – Human Services Emphasis AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Social Work BSW
Social Work MSW

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Disability Services AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Social Work BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Social Work BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Social Work BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Social Work BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Social Work BA

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Counseling (MA) MA