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Jason’s Answer

FBI agents can work anywhere. Not only are there offices in the United States but there are agents stationed in embassies all over the world. Your job function also dictates where you work from. Agents can work in the field conducting surveillance, gathering intelligence, executing search warrants or in an office investigating various criminal cases. If you are on the HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) or ERT (Evidence Response Team)you can be activated and deployed to the field when needed. I hope this helps answer your question.
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Margaret’s Answer

FBI Agents initially work wherever the Bureau needs them to work. First you must attend training in Quantico, VA (roughly 3 to 4 months). Near the end of your training in Quantico, your receive your orders to you first office (there are 52 field offices located in every state in the U.S.), which is based on the “needs of the Bureau”. Which means, you have to be prepared to move anywhere in the United States . You can either be sent to a main field office (i.e., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Houston, Indianapolis, etc.), or to a satellite “resident agency” (smaller office) related to these 52 main field offices.

The FBI generally does not send new agents back to their homes. After you gain some experience as an agent, you can then put your name on the list for “Office of Preference (OP)”, and ask to go back home, or anywhere else you want to go. You then have to wait your turn, based on seniority, to get to that office. It may take many years (the waiting list for Honolulu is long), or it may not take that long, if not many agents are on the list of the city you choose.

While working in the Bureau, you can also receive special training to develop specialities (like being a bomb tech, a hazmat specialist, an undercover agent, etc). These specialties may provide you with opportunities to travel to many other places all over the world, if there is a need for your specialty.

And as Jason mentioned, the FBI has Legal Attaché offices all over the world. Some of these require language specialties, and there are also waiting lists for these foreign attaché jobs.
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