FBI Agents

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Federal Bureau of Investigations

Special Agent work can be a mix of routine tasks combined with exhilirating and rewarding work. FBI Agents can best be described as law enforcement officials on a national level however, that doesn't mean that there isn't any excitement to the job. Remember, the FBI played key roles in capturing the Unabomber, dismantling gangland America, and finding intelligence after 9/11.

THe Motto

“Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.”

Educaton


The FBI are interested in law, accounting, computer science degrees, OR a four year degree with a critical language proficiency. In addition to that, the FBI looks highly upon military/intelligence experience and critical foreign language proficiency (In Arabic, Urdu, Pashtu, Hebrew, etc...). You can still apply without anything mentioned above, in the section, but less than two percent of all special agents admitted get in that way.

They also prefer people with graduate degrees over four year degrees. There is a three year professional work experience requirement you must fulfill in order to apply (Military experience counts).


Schools that offer the degrees needed

Baylor University ,Arizona State University (ASU), and Florida State University (FSU).

why you have to know different lauguages

You may qualify for the Language Critical Skill by qualifying for the Language Entry Program ( passing both the listening and reading portions of the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and demonstrating a proficiency of three or higher on the Speaking Proficiency Test (SPT) in a critical foreign language).

Salary

Starting salary for an FBI agent is approximately $48,000 per year. A senior staff can make about $87,000 per year

ADVANTAGES AND DANGERS

ADVANTAGES: You get to travle free and see different cities and different sights.

Dissadvantages: You have to leave your family and life at amny timeto go investigate crimes or slove mysteries.

DANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!: YOU CAN HAVE EXPLOSIVES OR PEOPLE SHOOTING AT YOU. PEOPLE CAN TRY TO KIDNAP YOU AND HOLD YOU FOR RANSUM.