Secret Service Special Agents

Secret Service special agents are employed by the U.S. Secret Service, part of the Department of Homeland Security. Secret Service agents work to protect the president and other political leaders of the United States, as well as heads of foreign states or governments when they are visiting the United States. Special agents also investigate financial crimes. The U.S. Secret Service employs about 6,500 people, about 3,200 of whom are special agents.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification None

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