How to Become a Superhero: 5 Crime Fighter Careers
This weekend, Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” ruled the box office once again, proving that we Americans really do love our crime-fighting super heroes.
You’ve probably always secretly wanted to be a superhero, but figured you didn’t have the x-ray vision or superhuman strength to make the cut. But you don’t need to be Spiderman or the Green Lantern to fight crime, you just need a criminal justice degree to help you get started.
Check out these 5 crime-fighting careers you can start with a criminal justice degree:
Superhero Career #1: FBI Agent
In the movies, FBI agents are using the ones tracking down the criminal masterminds, whether they are international spies or the heads of organized crime networks. To get the skills they need, FBI agents undergo rigorous mental and physical training.
Superhero Career #2: Firefighter
Unlike other law enforcement professionals, who fight criminals first-hand, firefighters have a whole different beast to contend with. To contain and put out fires that can damage property and lives, they need extensive knowledge of fire-fighting chemicals, technologies, and procedures.
Superhero Career #3: Private Investigator
Private investigators use their eye for detail and nose for clues to solve a wide range of mysteries. They may be employed by private companies, individuals, and even legal firms to figure out “whodunit.”
Superhero Career #4: Police Officer
Every day, police officers in cities, towns and suburbs put their lives at risk to make patrol our streets and make sure they are safe from criminal activity.
Superhero Career #5: Homeland Security Agent
With thousands of students, tourists, and citizens coming in and out of the country every day, homeland security agents help make sure that both ingoing and outgoing travelers are safe and secure.