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What is life like as an FBI/CIA agent?

I am very interested in going into criminal justice but everyone tells me it is very dangerous and scary. I was wondering if I could get some information on what life is like or what a general day looks like as an agent. #criminal-justice #life

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Reading about it a bit online, people describe both professions as long stretches of boredom punctuated by brief moments of excitement and sometimes danger.


I've learned there is a good deal of office work and case review -- field officers and analysts write lengthy reports that are read over by agents. There is some variety though, it seems, as many agents simultaneously pursue many cases at once. And, depending on your assignment, you may meet some interesting people..


Here are some articles about people's lives as agents that you might like to read:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10051293/The-CIA-Zero-Dark-Thirty-and-me-a-female-agent-on-life-under-cover.html
http://news.discovery.com/human/whats-it-like-to-be-a-spy-130516.htm

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