Also called: Detective, Fugitive Detective, Investigator, Police Detective
What they do:Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
On the job, you would:
- Provide testimony as a witness in court.
- Check victims for signs of life, such as breathing and pulse.
- Obtain facts or statements from complainants, witnesses, and accused persons and record interviews, using recording device.
Safety and Government
- law and government
- public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Math and Science
- sociology and anthropology
- customer service
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- notice when problems happen
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
- quickly know what you are looking at
- pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Graphics or photo imaging software
Data base user interface and query software
- DataWorks Plus Digital CrimeScene
- Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
Word processing software