Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Thursday, June 19, 2014
There are a myriad of career fields that you can choose from with a criminal justice degree that does not require you to be a police office or shoot a gun. Criminal Justice degree holders often work in social service fields with local, state, &/or federal Job and Family Service organizations, they also work in hospital and clinic settings as a mental health counselor or specialist. If you are interested in more of a business field CJ degree holders are often found in analyst and business intelligence roles. If you are more focused on a peacekeeping type role then CJs can also be found working as prison guards, probation officers, and as security personnel.
Regarding the decision whether or not to quit your job and focus full time on finding a new career I would urge you to truly think about taking such a drastic step. You are the only one who knows what is best for you, however, while you are looking for new employment you still have bills to pay and a life to live. I would suggest taking some time to really review what you want out a career and the type of employment that you are most interested in and start pursuing options from there. I think that it is also important to note that once you find the right role it may not be local and relocating is not cheap. Best of luck in your future endeavors!