Immigration & Customs Inspector

Brian Mackey period 7/8

Career Details:

As an Immigration & Corrections inspector my job would be to examine immigration applications, visas, and passports and interview people to determine eligibility for admission, residence, and travel in the U.S. I would also need to detain people in violation of immigration laws and take legal action such as deportation. The average hourly salary is $34.51 the average annual salary is $71,770. The working locations are anywhere in the U.S. because immigrants can live anywhere. Working schedule 68.41% of people in this job field work 40 hours per week.

Skills Needed


Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do

Education Needed

42% need a bachelors degree


28% some college no degree


21% high school diploma

Job Outlook

Projected 2010-2020 3% to 9%

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