Hey everyone. I’m currently working as a background investigator. I’m beginning to consider my next career step and wondered if anyone may have any suggestions for me.
I know that I want to be part of investigating crime (eventually I’d like to work terrorism cases or child exploitation/trafficking cases, but I realize it may take some time to get there).
My current role (as I’m sure many know) involves collecting the data and providing it to other people who actually do something with it.
I want to find a role in which I am involved in ongoing criminal investigations, doing more than just providing other people with data, but actually investigating and making decisions.
(Eventually I’d like to work in the counterterrorism field in such a role)
But I have no desire to be the “boots on the ground” person as far as going and making arrests, which is why I am not looking into being an FBI Agent or police officer.
Are there roles out there like I’m hoping for?