Private investigation is the practice of gathering evidence for clients to provide information about personal, financial, or legal matters. Evidence can be gathered through records searches, surveillance, or interviews.
- Key Traits: Critical thinking skills, creative problem-solving, interviewing skills.
- Education Required: Bachelor’s degree.
- Where Private Investigation Is Needed: Agencies, including private investigation firms or private security firms. Insurance firms sometimes use private investigation services to gather evidence in suspected cases of fraud.
Projected Growth Through 2018**:
10,000 new jobs, or 22% growth rate nation-wideii