This private investigator describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, and how difficult getting into the industry. He tells us that his favorite part of the job is the thrill of the chase because he gets to catch people doing things that they are not supposed to be doing.
Private detectives and investigators find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal matters. They offer many services, including verifying people's backgrounds, tracing missing persons, investigating computer crimes, and protecting celebrities.
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Private detectives and investigators typically have previous work experience. Some have worked for insurance or collections companies, as paralegals, in finance, or in accounting. Many investigators enter the field after serving in law enforcement, the military, or federal intelligence jobs. These people, who frequently are able to retire after 25 years of service, often become private detectives or investigators as a second career.
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