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Public Safety and Service

Why Major in Public Safety & Service?

Public safety is a good fit for students who care about making a difference in their communities and want to help people. This field includes police work, emergency response, and disaster relief.

Career pathways encompass civilian and military jobs at the federal, state, and local government levels. Students can obtain hands-on training for these jobs through community service, internships, and work experience paired with in-classroom instruction.

In 2018, federal, state, and local government jobs (excluding education, hospitals, and the postal service) accounted for more than 165,000 public safety jobs in the Sacramento region.

What’s Your Earning Potential?

Public safety professionals, also called first responders, typically earn about $81,000 annually in the region.

Visit Salary Surfer to learn more about your earning potential.