Private Detectives and Investigators

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Occupation Description

Private detectives and investigators collect, examine, compile and report information concerning individuals or organizations to customers, or detect events of unlawful acts or violations of rules in private establishment.

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Required Education

Some college, no degree
Specific Programs:
Associates in Criminal Justice
Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Forensics

Required Work Experience

1 to 5 years

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth