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Private Investigation

Private Investigation

Working as a private investigator can be a fun, dangerous, and rewarding career. Private investigators help businesses, attorneys, individuals, and anyone else who needs help to uncover the truth. They do this by analyzing information and using clues to solve the mysteries about legal, personal, or business matters. The business of private detection could be very competitive. Most private detectives or investigators have completed background work in the field that helps them compare favorable to the competition. Private detectives usually come from a government agency or military background where they have acquired the skills they need to become a successful private detective. Becoming a private detective is only the start of a long hard road.

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Miller- Motte Technical College (MMTC) can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs:

  • Security & Investigation - Associate of Applied Science
  • Security & Investigation - Associate of Occupational Science

Locations: Columbus , Clarksville
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Founded in 1946 and located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a regionally accredited, independent, private institution that features many of the advantages of a large university — such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academics, and outstanding faculty — with the intimacy and high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions.

Programs:

  • BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

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Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

Programs:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
  • Online Master of Science in Cyber Security
  • Online Master of Business Administration Cybersecurity Concentration

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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs:

  • BS in Cybersecurity
  • MS in Cybersecurity Management

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Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Professional Certificate
  • Cyber Security Administration Certificate

Locations: Lexington , Louisville
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You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs:

  • Master's (MIT) - Information Assurance and Security

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CTU can connect you to a powerful professional network, real-world faculty and innovative technology.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Security:Computer Systems Security
  • Colorado Springs - Doctor of Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Security:Information Assurance
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Get your career started with an education from Spencerian College.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security

Locations: Lexington , Louisville
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At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

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Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs:

  • Cyber Security and Forensics

Locations: Dayton
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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

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Fulfilling the tasks of a private investigator is a tough, but rewarding, journey.

As a private detective, the hours you work may vary from day to day. On a typical day, private detectives are usually following up on leads as much as they can. For other assignments, private detectives may have to work around the clock to solve their assigned case or conduct surveillance. The basic types of investigations private detectives conduct include the use of surveillance, recovering data from computers, or any other method needed to obtain information on a subject or suspicious corporation. Most private detectives do not work for the government. About thirty percent are self-employed and the rest work for private firms. Therefore, the job of a private detective depends on the experience of the investigator and the quality of his or her work. Not only does a private investigator have to do their job well, they have to be better than the other investigators — competition is fierce and only the best of the best succeed.