More than half of U.S. workers are unhappy in their job.
One thing most of these employees have in common – they don’t feel their career brings a sense of purpose.
Another strong reason – most people don’t think they are making what they’re worth or being compensated enough for the job they do. Some companies even try to cut costs by reducing benefits and in these uncertain times, that becomes a critical challenge.
Work environment can also greatly contribute to frustration. Employees want the ability to change up the scenery once in a while and escape the monotony.
If you find yourself a part of this statistic, you may also find yourself afraid to make a career change. Is it too late? Will it mean all the time and effort that went into your current role was a waste?
The answer is no, when you consider a NEW career in law enforcement.
The California Highway Patrol is always on the lookout for candidates who feel they’re made for more, and deeply values your life, and work experience. Moreover, CHP offers world-class paid training at the CHP Academy that will give you everything you need to start your career in law enforcement, so you can start making a difference and you won’t have to feel like you’re starting from scratch.
Below are a few important things to consider when making a much-needed career change:
CHP careers offer an average starting salary in the high $90,000’s. That doesn’t even account for specialty pay incentives for things like having a degree or speaking another language. You can focus on what truly matters without worrying about ways to provide for yourself and your family.
CHP jobs have one of the best compensation packages in the state, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage for officers and their families. These benefits are activated when you start at the CHP Academy. You even get free room and board while you train.
Flexible Work Environment
The CHP is the largest state police agency in the United States with eight field Divisions and 140 area locations statewide. As personal or family needs change, officers can transfer to work anywhere in California. In other words, you won’t have to spend your whole career working in the same location unless you want to.
Aside from working in patrol, officers may transfer to related specialized units, such as motorcycle patrol, crime investigation, airborne patrol, dignitary protection, canine handling and more. It’s up to you to design what your day-to-day may be like and the possibilities are endless.
At CHP you can have it all – purpose and meaning, the pay and benefits you deserve, flexibility and a sense of comradery. More importantly, it gives you the real opportunity to make a difference with a wide variety of career paths that can suit your passion in life.