FBI Agents

Foreign Language Career Exploration

Federal Bureau Of Investigation

The FBI has several jobs and this is what they do.

1. Protect the United States from terrorist attack
2. Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage
3. Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes
4. Combat public corruption at all levels
5. Protect civil rights
6. Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and enterprises
7. Combat major white-collar crime
8. Combat significant violent crime
9. Support federal, state, local and international partners
10. Upgrade technology to successfully perform the FBI’s mission


Who Do They Investigate?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for investigating spies, pedophiles, gang leaders, terrorists, hackers, serial killers, and much more. The National Virtual Translation Center is near the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. There are 1,400 liguists overseas and domestically.


The lowest annual income is $16, 352 and the highest income is $118, 957 in the FBI.

What are the REquirements to become an FBI Agent?

You need to be able to:
  • Speak a foreign language fluently
  • Have specialized computer skills
  • Earn an advanced college degree

The specific requirements for an FBI Special Agent are as follows:

  • You must be a United States Citizen, between the ages of 23 and 37
  • You must have an accredited four-year college or university degree (no exceptions)
  • You must have three years of professional work experience
  • You must have a valid driver's license and be available for assignment anywhere in the FBI's jurisdiction

FBI Special Agent applicants must also meet FBI physical requirements and pass an in-depth background check. When all these qualifications have been met, new special agents attend an intensive 18-week training program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Dangers? Advantages?

Among the advantages of being in the FBI, some are life, health, and retirement benefits. FBI agents meet and work with new people and exciting cases. Despite media, most FBI agents don't experience day to day danger that risks their lives. In order to be an FBI agent one must be available to go anywhere at anytime.