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how can i become a FBI agent

like what would it take to become that #oncology #homicide-detective #forensics

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Hailey’s Answer

Hi Skye. Great question. You can major in a wide range of fields. Computer science, biology, chemistry, communications, etc. The FBI looks for more than just a Criminal Justice background but for other skills they can help you leverage. After graduation, you can apply on USA jobs to the FBI. There will be an extensive background check, possibly a polygraph, and other investigations to make sure you are the perfect fit. I wish you the best!
Thank you comment icon thank you Hailey. I wish you the best too! skye
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello Skye, I applied for the FBI many, many years ago when I was in college. At that time I was getting a Criminal Justice degree. I was told that the FBI likes having people with more specialized degrees. Criminal Justice is just too broad a degree. I was told they look for accountants, doctors, lawyers, nurses, and anyone specialized in a field. This is because they need agents who understand the criminal they are going after.

Many times, the criminal is doing something wrong in their field - for instance, a doctor with a practice and he/she over bills Medicare for treatments he/she may not be doing. Therefore, having an agent who was a nurse or a doctor will help in understanding what treatments were being billed and not done on the patient. Or the agent may be an accountant, and that agent then looks at banking statements to figure out where the money went.

So FBI agents have various background that are specialized, psychology, chemistry, engineering and the like. But they all train to catch the bad guys. They just sometimes do it differently than the police. I hope this helps you on your journey to a career. Best wishes.
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