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Private Detectives and Investigators

22% Projected Job Increase
10,000 New Jobs

What’s Ahead

Opportunities for private detectives are expected to increase an impressive 22 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Heightened security concerns, increased litigation, and an increased need for corporate and personal security will increase the need for private detectives. Constantly evolving internet crimes such as identity theft and illegal file transfers will require an ever growing staff of private detectives.

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Specialized Degrees

Many detectives who enter the field do so with a postsecondary degrees. Courses in criminal justice and police science are helpful to aspiring private detectives and investigators. Although related experience is usually required, many are able to enter the field directly out of college with a related degree.

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