Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) told students at Kansas State University recently that they can enhance their resumes with a speciality college degree.
During the event sponsored by the American Criminal Justice Association, DEA agents Chad Robacker and Doug Dorley said that students who have some other major or minor in addition to a criminal justice degree on their resumes are more employable in the law enforcement field, the Kansas State Collegian reports.
If you don’t have any other marketable skills, it might take you a little bit longer, Robacker told the crowd.
Agency Dorley also said that DEA agents who speak Spanish and Farsi are in high demand right now because of the amount of drug trafficking taking place in South American and Afghanistan. He said any other language, such as Arabic or Germany, will also increase a student’s chance of landing a good job.
If you speak one of those languages, you are going to be one of the most marketable persons when you apply, Dorley said.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities for police officers and detectives are expected to increase by 7% through the end of the decade.