Career Outlook for Private Detectives and Investigators

Also known as:  Certified Legal Investigator, Licensed Private Investigator, Loss Prevention Detective, Private Detective, Private Eye, Private Investigator, Skip Tracer, Store Detective
The overall job outlook for Private Detective or Investigator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 9.64 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.61 percent per year. Demand for Private Detectives and Investigators is expected to go up, with an expected 27,290 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 12.09 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Private Detectives and Investigators in the following states
California 3,300
Florida 2,810
Pennsylvania 2,330
New York 2,300
Virginia 1,430
Texas 1,410
Minnesota 1,280
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Private Detectives and Investigators
Delaware 30
Puerto Rico 40
Arkansas 50
Rhode Island 50
Mississippi 60
Iowa 70
Kentucky 80