Career Outlook for Private Detectives and Investigators

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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 and Investigator careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 3.14 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.2 percent per year. Demand for Private Detectives and Investigators is expected to go up, with an expected 7,000 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 2.42 percent over the next few years. Join our career community today!

TOP STATES

There are currently more Private Detectives and Investigators in the following states

California 3,340
Virginia 2,510
Texas 2,220
Pennsylvania 1,940
Illinois 1,760
New York 1,430
Ohio 1,300
BOTTOM STATES

The states below have the least number of filled positions for Private Detectives and Investigators

Montana
40
Hawaii
50
New Mexico
50
Alaska
60
Idaho
60
District of Columbia
70
South Dakota
80