Border Patrol Agent
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Dangers and Advantages
This job is very dangerous. At night, all officers have to be completely aware of what is happening around them since night is the target time to smuggle goods.
This job has its advantages also. There is a very high starting pay and generous retirement packages since the officers are federal employees.
Education and Requirements
You have to be a US citizen and have a valid drivers license.
You have to pass a drug test.
You cannot have a criminal record.
You have to pass the CBP Border Patrol entrance exam.
You have to qualify for the GL-5 level or have a 4 year college degree in a subject in the field of criminal justice.
To get to the GL-7 level, you must have a masters degree in criminal justice.
Universities to Consider
Temple University and Unversity of Pennsylvania are the best schools in Pennsylvania for a degree in criminal justice.