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There are frequently many education paths to a target occupation, and there are many occupations your education could apply to!

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average Pathway Level
HS/GED Certificate** Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency $23,850 13 credits
HS/GED Some College Bailiffs $42,670  
HS/GED Some College Correctional Officers and Jailers $42,820  
Doctorate Doctorate Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Pos $59,590  
HS/GED Some College Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,120  
Bachelor Bachelor Emergency Management Directors $70,500  
Credential Credential** Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $32,670 20/48/AAS
Credential Credential Fire Inspectors and Investigators $58,440  
Credential Credential Firefighters $48,030  
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $60,560  
Credential Credential First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Preven $74,540  
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,840  
Bachelor Bachelor Fish and Game Wardens $51,730  
HS/GED Some College Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists $36,230  
Doctorate Doctorate Law Teachers, Postsecondary $111,210  
HS/GED Some College Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $59,680  
HS/GED Some College Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers $38,870  
HS/GED Some College Private Detectives and Investigators $48,190  
Bachelor Bachelor Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Spec $50,160  
HS/GED Some College Protective Service Workers, All Other $28,720  
HS/GED Some College Security Guards $25,770  
HS/GED Some College Transportation Security Screeners $39,680