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Fast Facts for Criminal Investigators in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lake Charles and Monroe
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Shreveport and Baton Rouge
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans and Baton Rouge

Salaries for Criminal Investigators in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: New Orleans and Shreveport

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  • Undergraduate Specialization - Criminal Forensics
  • Develop and apply basic statistical skills and quantitative reasoning for critical evaluation of quantitative information.
  • Understand the roles, functions, and impacts of an effective criminal justice system.
  • Examine ethical standards and issues in criminal justice processes and in professional decision making including the ever-present tension between crime control and appropriate civil liberties.
  • Survey a range of theoretical approached that explain crime and apply theoretical reasoning and concepts to observations of crime and control.
  • Analyze, from a restorative justice perspective, the needs of victims and offenders and the involved community as an alternative to satisfying abstract legal principals or punishing the offender.
  • Appreciate the investigative profession as a scientific field; sample and apply physical science methods to solve forensic problems.
Programs
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and more.
  • Advanced degrees in criminal justice help working professionals stay up to date on the latest law enforcement practices.
  • Some programs offer the opportunity for hands-on experience working on real criminal cases.
  • Flexible online and campus-based programs available.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice - Associate in Occupational Science
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor
  • Law Enforcement Academy (Police) - Bachelor
  • Average class size is 25, allowing for more one-on-one time with instructors.
  • Has a 97% employment rate among available graduates.
  • All  graduates receive Lifetime Employment  Assistance—free and forever.
  • Michigan's largest independent college.
  • Most instructors are working professionals in the fields they teach.
  • Programs are continuously updated to ensure classes are career-relevant and in sync with what's needed in the industry
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies
  • Work in the fascinating and rewarding field of psychology - earn your bachelor's or master's degree online with Grand Canyon University.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, creativity, ethical formation and inquiry through critical, analytical and interdisciplinary study.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's in psychology degrees combine academic theory with practical application.
  • Gain a comprehensive study of human behavior within a Christian values-oriented environment designed to emphasize compassion and ethics.
  • Join a values-based community surrounded by compassion, ethics and research on human behavior.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice - D.B.A.
  • Homeland Security Leadership & Policy - D.B.A.
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More Louisiana Criminal Investigators Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Baton Rouge
Associate
7,031
Bossier City
Associate
4,986
New Orleans
Associate
13,210
New Orleans
Bachelor
956
Grambling
Doctorate
5,161
Pineville
Masters
1,056
Alexandria
Bachelor
2,574
Eunice
Associate
2,864
Shreveport
Masters
3,948
Oakdale
Associate
310
Bogalusa
Associate
1,080
New Orleans
Masters & First Professional
4,360
Lake Charles
Masters
8,095
Thibodaux
Masters
6,864
Natchitoches
Masters
9,037
New Orleans
Masters
1,298
Baton Rouge
Masters
2,103
Lafayette
Associate
2,944
Hammond
Doctorate
14,744
Baton Rouge
Doctorate
8,288
New Orleans
Masters
2,648
Lake Charles
Associate
1,627
Monroe
Doctorate & First Professional
8,541
Lafayette
Doctorate
16,345

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Criminal Investigators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Criminal Investigators

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Criminal Investigators relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 410 $49,820
Alexandria 110 $47,450
Hammond 80 $38,140
Houma 90 $49,190
Thibodaux 90 $49,190
Lafayette 180 $34,360
Lake Charles 160 $45,590
Monroe 40 $39,260
New Orleans 660 $74,060
Metairie 660 $74,060
Shreveport 130 $50,240
Bossier City 130 $50,240

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