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Intelligence Analysts

Also called: Crime Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Criminal Research Specialist, Intelligence Analyst

What they do:
Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare comprehensive written reports, presentations, maps, or charts based on research, collection, and analysis of intelligence data.
  • Gather, analyze, correlate, or evaluate information from a variety of resources, such as law enforcement databases.
  • Validate known intelligence with data from other sources.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • Data visualization software
  • SAS Hot Technology
Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • Geographic information system GIS software Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$83,170
$44,860
$139,180

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