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Correctional officers
Description: Correctional officers guard people who are awaiting trial and those who have been convicted of crimes. They keep order and enforce rules in jails or prisons and assign and supervise inmates' work. They help inmates with personal problems and report any bad behavior. To prevent escapes, they stand guard in towers and at gates. They work indoors and outdoors under very stressful conditions. Many work nights and weekends. These workers must be strong and able to use firearms.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 5 math topics Correctional officers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
First-Year Algebra
Linear Equations
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
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