Intelligence Analysts

General Information

Description

Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government58.87%
  2. Federal government34.54%
  3. Private, for profit5.12%
  4. Self-employed0.78%
  5. Private, not for profit0.50%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 67,100 openings for police and detectives are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$86,940

Military salary*

$96,150

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$136,050
$48,600
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 73%
  • Master's degree 13%
  • High school 4%
  • Some college 4%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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