FBI Agents

FBI agents, special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), are employees of the federal government. The FBI investigates and enforces more than 300 federal statutes that encompass terrorism, organized crime, white-collar crime, public corruption, financial crime, government fraud, bribery, copyright matters, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, air piracy, terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, interstate criminal activity, and fugitive and drug trafficking matters. Agents also conduct background investigations on certain federal government job applicants. The FBI employed 13,598 special agents as of October 31, 2013.


Quick Facts
Duties Investigate and enforce more than 300 federal statutes that encompass terrorism, organized crime, white-collar crime, public corruption, and other areas
Alternate Title(s) FBI Special Agents
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Government
Experience Minimum three years' professional work experience
Skills
  • Computer
  • Foreign Language
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements Must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 23 and 36 with a valid driver's license and able to meet physical/vision requirements
Career Ladder
  • Headquarters Supervisor, or Unit/Section Chief, or Division Head
  • Supervisory Special Agent or Special Agent in Charge of a Field Office
  • Experienced FBI Agent
  • Entry-Level FBI Agent

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