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Perception About the Status of Corrections WorkDr. Susan Jones
Very few people grow up thinking that they want to become a correctional officer (prison guard) in part, because it is often seen as a less desirable occupation than many others. Many occupational surveys do not even include correctional officer as a choice to be rated. However, the Career Cast 2014 jobs survey, reported by CNBC’s Cindy Perman showed that the job of corrections officer was listed as the tenth worst job in the country based upon the environment, income, outlook and stress. The fact that corrections officer was even listed on the survey indicated an improvement in status over surveys done by other researchers... full story