Presentation on theme: " Interview people to gather information Collect evidence to present in court Find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal."— Presentation transcript:
Interview people to gather information Collect evidence to present in court Find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal matters Typically work for individuals, attorneys, and businesses.
Usually have college education Some investigation jobs may not have specific education requirements, others require candidates to have a high school diploma Because many financial investigators have an accountant’s background, they typically have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field
Most private detectives and investigators learn on the job New investigators must learn how to gather information, additional training depends on the type of firm that hires them
Employment of private detectives and investigators is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020 Increased demand for private detectives and investigators go from heightened security concerns and the need to protect property and confidential information
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,760 The top 10 percent earned more than $74,970 In May 2010 the median annual wage of private investigators was $42,870
Competition is expected for most jobs, because private investigator careers attract many qualified people, including relatively young retirees from law enforcement or military careers The best opportunities for jobseekers will be in entry-level jobs in detective agencies