For many individuals, the idea of having a career as a bail bondsman may not be overly appealing or glamorous at first. It involves a great deal of attentiveness to the needs of others, a basic knowledge of crimes, a tremendous amount of patience, and good people skills. However, your role as a bail bondsman is a vital component in today’s criminal justice system. Not only will you be assisting law enforcement, you’re going to be helping people who want to get their lives back on track despite their current circumstances. Granted, the job will be dangerous at times. But the following benefits oftentimes outweigh the dangers.
- Excellent earning potential – let’s face it. You’re not going to get rich as a bail bondsman. But you do have an excellent earning potential. According to the PBUS (Professional Bail Agents of the United States), the average agent is now earning anywhere from $25,000 up to $50,000 annually while some bail bondsmen in larger cities earn over $100,000 per year.
- Flexibility of your schedule – as a bail bondsman, you are able to set your own schedule, especially if you are the principal owner of the business. You can work as often or as little as you want while controlling what days you do work and how many hours you put in. So if you want to work full-time or part-time as a second job, the choice is yours.
- Job security – unlike so many other professions out there, a career as a bail bondsman tends to be somewhat recession-proof. Ironically, the amount of bail bonds written during tough economic times is typically higher than when things are economically stable. Downturns in the economy lead to job loss and that usually contributes to an increase in criminal activity.
- Opportunities for being your own boss – you will probably begin your bail bondsman career by working for an established agent or company. But you may have the opportunity to strike out on your own after gaining the necessary experience and knowledge to do so. In addition to having the last word on what bonds get written and which ones get rejected, you will be in complete control of your everyday operations.
Amistad Bail Bonds would like to help you in your endeavors to become a bail bondsman in North Carolina. Please contact us today so that we can answer your questions and provide you with information about starting a career in this field or establishing a bail bonds business.