Careers | Careers for Military

Keep Making a Difference — From the Military to Corrections 

Military FriendlyMost Valuable Employer MilitaryJoin forces with our team. You’ve served our country with honor, dedication, skill, and courage. For that, you deserve recognition. But you also deserve an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to a satisfying, rewarding career with a secure future. In fact, we can offer exactly that to you. We’d be proud if you joined our team. So keep reading and you’ll see that, in our company, service works both ways.

Honor and Service

Now that you’ve hung up your military uniform, it’s time to create a successful career in a meaningful field with a company that will appreciate your skills. A company that respects your honor and service. CCA will do exactly that because we have a similar sense of team spirit, pride, idealism, and the desire to make a difference. The fact is, you’ll fit right in.

Mission Oriented, Results Driven

At CCA, you’ll be part of a tight team of professionals that have a clear mission, a clear goal, and all the resources to get the job done. As a former member of the military, you’ve shown that these values are important to you. Now, you can apply them to a productive career that’ll take you a long, long way. And what better result is there?

Diverse Careers

No matter what experience you have or what your goals are, chances are there’s a career path for you at CCA. 

Here are a few samples of careers that may be available to you:

  • Correctional Officer
  • Senior Correctional Officer
  • Unit Manager
  • Recreation Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Health Services
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Chief of Security
  • Program Manager
  • Assistant Warden
  • Warden

These are just examples. The reality is, you’ll have lots of opportunity to learn about the corrections industry and tailor your career path to fit your personal and professional goals. Other possible career paths are case management, internal investigations, inmate education, and facility administration, just to name a few.

And, if you served the military in a medical capacity, we have a place for you because we employ physicians, nurses, dentists, psychiatrists, mental health workers, and other clerical and health professionals.

Smooth Transition

Your transition from the military to CCA will be easy because we, also, have a highly refined chain of command, clear policies and procedures, and an environment that fosters open communication, which leads to innovative approaches. These similarities have made CCA an attractive choice for many of our more than 16,000 current employees who have joined us following careers in the Armed Forces. It’ll do the same for you.

Employee Benefits that Work for You

Our employee-centered management philosophy emphasizes a safe and secure work environment, extensive training, competitive compensation and benefits, and employee incentives and recognition. Your benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) savings and retirement plan, a 529 College Savings Plan, and paid time off. After all, you work hard, shouldn’t your benefits work hard, too?

Looking for Leaders

Corrections is a dynamic field and CCA correctional officers are not simply guards who watch inmates. They are leaders who manage our facilities, provide a host of educational and rehabilitative services, mentor the inmates, and train the less experienced correctional staff. In short, you’ll play a pivotal role in our mission of helping to return better citizens to society, which makes for a satisfying, meaningful career.

At CCA, you can build upon your specialized military training and experience, explore new professional development opportunities, and create a lifelong career. When you become part of our team, you can be sure that we’ve got you covered.