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Private Detectives and Investigators

Find and analyze information about legal, personal, or financial matters.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$31.04 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  13.2%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Examine records or other types of data to investigate criminal activities.
  • Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals.
  • Investigate crimes committed within organizations.
  • Investigate personal characteristics or activities of individuals.
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Job Title Examples:

Asset Protection Detective
Loss Prevention Officer

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