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Become A Lieutenant

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Working As A Lieutenant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $105,190

    Average Salary

What Does A Lieutenant Do

A Lieutenant plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates the daily activities within a division of a police department. They provide staff training, ensure safe work practices, and inspect departmental equipment to ensure that deficiencies are corrected.

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Lieutenant Career Paths

Lieutenant
Executive Officer Program Manager General Manager
Area Director
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Officer Deputy Commander Flight Commander
Assistant Director Of Operations
5 Yearsyrs
Operations Officer Executive Officer
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Plant Manager General Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Chief Of Police Security Director
Director Of Public Safety
11 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager Operations Manager
Division Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Deputy Director
Emergency Management Director
7 Yearsyrs
Captain General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Chief Of Police Security Officer Technician
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Officer Company Commander
Operations Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Team Leader Operations Manager
Operations Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Captain Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Instructor Security Officer
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Paramedic Instructor Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Case Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Paramedic Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
General Manager Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Lieutenant Colonel 14.1 years
Lieutenant/Deputy 10.7 years
Police Captain 10.6 years
Police Lieutenant 10.0 years
Fire Lieutenant 7.7 years
Shift Commander 6.0 years
Lieutenant 6.0 years
Patrol Sergeant 5.8 years
Traffic Lieutenant 2.7 years
2nd Lieutenant 2.2 years
Top Employers Before
Sergeant 22.6%
Detective 5.5%
Officer 4.4%
Patrolman 3.4%
Corporal 2.8%
Supervisor 2.5%
Captain 2.2%
Internship 2.2%
Paramedic 1.9%
Deputy 1.9%
Cadet 1.9%
Top Employers After
Captain 25.2%
Manager 3.7%
Officer 3.4%
Sergeant 3.3%
Owner 3.2%
Director 3.0%
Supervisor 2.9%
Consultant 2.9%
Instructor 2.8%
Paramedic 2.8%

Lieutenant Demographics

Gender

Male

80.9%

Female

16.6%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

80.8%

Hispanic or Latino

9.9%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

1.4%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.3%

French

6.9%

Russian

6.3%

Chinese

5.1%

Japanese

5.1%

Korean

4.0%

Arabic

4.0%

Mandarin

3.4%

Carrier

3.4%

Italian

2.9%

German

2.9%

Hebrew

2.3%

Portuguese

1.7%

Turkish

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Polish

1.1%

Sami

0.6%

Icelandic

0.6%

Romanian

0.6%

Azerbaijani

0.6%
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Lieutenant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.1%

The Academy

10.6%

Columbia Southern University

7.2%

Northwestern University

5.3%

Troy University

5.1%

United States Naval Academy

4.7%

Liberty University

4.5%

Kaplan University

4.5%

University of Louisville

4.0%

Naval Postgraduate School

4.0%

Villanova University

3.8%

George Washington University

3.8%

Pennsylvania State University

3.8%

Texas A&M University

3.8%

Capella University

3.6%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.4%

Webster University

3.2%

University of Florida

3.2%

Sam Houston State University

3.2%

Saint Leo University

3.2%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

29.6%

Business

16.9%

Fire Science And Protection

6.0%

Management

5.5%

Law

4.2%

Law Enforcement

4.1%

Nursing

3.9%

Political Science

3.4%

Medical Technician

3.2%

Public Administration

3.0%

Finance

3.0%

General Studies

2.3%

History

2.2%

Psychology

2.1%

Homeland Security

2.1%

Education

1.8%

Accounting

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%

Human Resources Management

1.7%

Electrical Engineering

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.0%

Masters

24.4%

Other

23.7%

Associate

8.4%

Certificate

4.7%

Doctorate

3.8%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Lieutenant

CivilianPersonnelPublicSafetySecurityProceduresEmergencyResponseIncidentCommandDirectSupervisionFacilityLawEnforcementAgenciesPoliceDepartmentPlatoonCommanderSergeantsInmatePopulationWeaponsCombatLogisticsCriminalInvestigationsDailyOperationsPoliceOfficersFirePreventionFireDepartment

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Top Lieutenant Skills

  1. Civilian Personnel
  2. Public Safety
  3. Security Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised both military and civilian personnel.
  • Inventory of equipment Maintaining of all 5 units Public safety education Medical services Accomplishments Achieved officer status in 2013.
  • Establish automation systems administration and security procedures for automation hardware and software.
  • Operate radio equipment to communicate with fellow firefighters and emergency personnel during emergency response and support operations.
  • Assumed role of Incident Commander during the resolution of numerous emergency situations and additionally tasked with Station Captain Responsibilities as needed.

Top Lieutenant Employers

Lieutenant Videos

On Being: A 2nd Lieutenant

Police Officer Career Information : How to Become a Police Officer

Fire Department Lieutenant (Crash Truck), Career Video from drkit.org

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