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Private Detectives and Investigators In Demand

General Information

Description

Gather, analyze, compile, and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit60.05%
  2. State and local government23.15%
  3. Federal government7.11%
  4. Self-employed5.28%
  5. Private, not for profit4.39%

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

Industry areas

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$52,120

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$75,000
$31,000
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 37%
  • High school 25%
  • Associate's degree 16%
  • Some college 12%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Administrative
  • Law and Government
  • Computers and Electronics

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