Private Detectives and Investigators:

Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $37,070.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 720
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 16.01 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Conduct legal hearings to investigate and delineate the actions of individuals or organizations
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Use databases to locate investigation details or other information
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Gather physical evidence
Examine related files, records, or data to investigate criminal activities
Investigate criminal, illegal, or suspicious activity
Investigate insurance claims
Search for missing persons
Perform manual or electronic surveillance to detect or record suspicious or illegal activities
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Locate persons through skip tracing
Analyze evidence or facts
Conduct legal research
Review maps to determine location or routes

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Supervisory Skills
Case Management
Financial Analysis
Witness Interviews
Customer Contact
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