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You’re curious and enjoy analyzing details. Thoroughly reviewing information and exposing the truth excites you. Uncover how you can turn your interests into a career with Ashworth’s Private Investigation Career Diploma.
A private investigator searches for information involving legal, financial, or personal matters. They can help verify people’s backgrounds and statements or find missing persons. Typically, private investigators conduct interviews, search records, do surveillance, and collect evidence. Individuals, businesses, or attorneys may use their services. Sounds like fun, but do you have what it takes? A good private investigators should have:
Understanding the investigative process is an important part of becoming a private investigator. Our online Private Investigation Career Diploma program starts with the basics and helps prepare you for the field in as little as four months. You’ll complete lessons such as
Becoming a private investigator usually requires obtaining a license. Licensing requirements vary by state, so it’s important to verify any prerequisites with your state board.
After completing the program, students should be able to understand the roles and responsibilities of a private investigator, recognize components of the investigative process, and understand the investigative process for different types of investigations. In 2018, private investigators earned a median salary of $50,090 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a faster than average job growth, now is a great time to become a private investigator.
Working in the field may require you to gather legal, financial, or personal information. If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of becoming a private investigator with Ashworth by calling an Admissions Advisor at or enroll online today .