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Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

Job Information

Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.


  • Police work can be dangerous and stressful.
  • Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree or higher.
  • Job opportunities in most local police departments will be favorable for qualified individuals, while competition is expected for jobs in State and Federal agencies.
  • Bilingual applicants with college training in police science or with military police experience will have the best opportunities.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $71,770/yr ($35.89/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma