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Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Investigate or solve crimes.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$39.40 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  2.5%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence.
  • Examine records or other types of data to investigate criminal activities.
  • Interview people to gather information about criminal activities.
  • Investigate accidents to determine causes.
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Job Title Examples:

Detective Sergeant
Narcotics Detective
Police Detective

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