Private Investigation Careers

Private investigators work in a world of intrigue. Private investigators often work independently, uncovering evidence for litigation and solving cases for law enforcement agencies, attorneys, crime victims, businesses and individuals. Crimes happen everywhere and skilled investigators are needed to solve them.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be 36,700 job opportunities for private investigators by 2024. Opportunities abound, and during busy days private investigators may be called upon to perform background verifications, collect evidence, provide courtroom testimony, conduct interrogations, find missing persons, track and photograph suspects, supervise loss prevention and more. If you're a naturally curious person who wants to bring criminals to justice, start working towards being a private investigator to fulfill your dreams.

  • $44,570Median Pay
  • Experienced private investigators and detectives earn a median annual salary of $44,570, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Advance your skills so you can begin to achieve your dream of becoming a private investigator. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Private Detectives and Investigators (January 13, 2016).