Private Detectives & 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.
Also called: Investigator, Loss Prevention Detective, Loss Prevention Officer, Private Investigator

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Computer imaging software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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