Detectives & Criminal Investigators
Criminal Investigator, Detective, Investigator, Special Agent
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Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator; All Source Intelligence Analyst Helper; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, E-8; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-3 Computer/Electronic Warfare Systems; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, E-3 Computer/Electronic Warfare Systems; Cryptologic Analyst and Reporter Helper; Explosive Ordnance Disposal; Human Intelligence Specialist Craftsman; Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler; Special Investigations Journeyman
Area Intelligence Technician; CID Special Agent; Combat Medic Specialist; Counter-Intelligence Technician; Human Intelligence Collection Technician; Intelligence Analyst; Military Police; Senior Military Police Sergeant; Signals Intelligence Analyst; Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
Criminal Investigator; Intelligence Specialist; Investigations; Investigator; Marine Investigations; Marine Safety Specialist Response; Maritime Enforcement Specialist; Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist
Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence (CI/HUMINT) Specialist; Criminal Investigation Officer; Criminal Investigator CID Agent; Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician; Forensic Psycho-physiologist (Polygraph Examiner); Intelligence Specialist; Military Police; Military Police Investigator; Military Police Officer; Traffic Management and Collision Investigator
Afloat Security Specialist; CWO - Intelligence; Defense Interrogator; Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Individual Augmentee/In Lieu Of (IA/ILO) Detainee Operations Interrogator; Intelligence Specialist; LDO - Security; Law Enforcement and Security Officer, Shore Activity; Master-At-Arms; Military Investigator; Navy Tactical Counter-Intelligence and Human Intelligence (CI/HUMINT) Specialist
Special Investigations; Special Investigations Craftsman; Special Investigations Helper; Special Investigations Journeyman
What they do:Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
- Secure deceased body and obtain evidence from it, preventing bystanders from tampering with it prior to medical examiner's arrival.
Safety and Government
- law and government
- public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- customer service
- administrative services
Math and Science
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- understanding people's reactions
- changing what is done based on other people's actions
- 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
- see hidden patterns
- quickly know what you are looking at
- do two or more things at the same time
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
- Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Graphics software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
- Microsoft Access
- Structured query language SQL
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
Get started on your career:
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Local Salary Info
- First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives
- Intelligence Analysts
- Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
- Police Identification & Records Officers
- Private Detectives & Investigators
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