8 Fastest Growing Law Enforcement Careers
PoliceLink and BLS.gov
Private Detectives and Investigators
22% Projected Job Increase
10,000 New Jobs
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.
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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