An FBI (short for Federal Bureau of Investigation) Agent is someone who are specialized in investigating a variety violations towards the federal law. There are over 200 violations that they must investigate, such as terrorism, cyber crimes and espionage. In order to complete the investigation, they must go through long hours, interrogations, observations of their surroundings and possible suspects and do research.
With being a FBI Agent, you must endure crazy hours of work. You can be called up at 7 o'clock at night or 3 o'clock in the morning. Crime doesn't wait for you to be ready. Also, you can be moved anywhere around the country at any time.
An FBI Agent is always in danger. At any moment, there is a possibility of being shot. When you help save other people's lives by putting other lives in jail, you create enemies. During an investigation, you are trying to track down the suspect. Not only will you have the suspect trying to track you down and kill you, you'll have the suspect's acquitances trying to kill you. You're never safe.
Despite the dangers and the possibilty of travel, being a FBI Agent has its perks. The thought of knowing you helped put away a dangerous criminal in jail and made the country safe is rewarding enough. All the hard work, hours, and dedication would be completely worth it.
In order to become an FBI Agent, you must have one or more of the following skills:
- Computer Science
- Foreign Language(s) Proficiency
- Intelligence Expertise
- Law Enforcement
- Military Experience
- Physical Sciences (examples: physics, chemistry, biology, etc...)
Services To Attend:
- Four Years of College
- University Degree
- Three Years of Professional Work Experience
- Attend FBI Academy
For a beginner FBI Agent, you can make up to $48,000 a year. If you are a senior agent, you can make up to $87,000 a year.