A bad major isn’t necessarily about a low amount of money made for a good amount of work. Other variables include underemployment/unemployment percentage, style of life, and years of college. In the criminal justice field, workers fight against law breakers to provide safety and social order. Common jobs in this field include police officers, legal assistants, and security guards. The average salary of someone in the criminal justice field is an estimated $34,500. An unbelievable 62 percent of criminal justice employees feel that they are underemployed for their work.