A criminal investigator must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to pay attention to the smallest details, well develops reasoning, great listening and critical-thinking skills.
To become a criminal investigator all you need is a high school diploma or GED. You may also go get a associates or a bachelors degree in criminal justice to increase finding of a job position.
When you become a criminal investigator you start off by examining written records,investigating felony and misdemeanor crimes helping prepare evidence for trial even giving testimonies in court. Criminal investigators will work for local, state, and federal government agencies such as FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement etc.
A criminal investigator usually earns a average annual salary of $79,030, also depends on how much education you have....the higher the education the more money you get paid
Investigators usually work on the case until perpetrator is arrested and convicted or case is dropped Detectives can be really dangerous. They have to practice constant vigilance so they are ready for anything.
Criminal investigators usually work nights, overtime, holidays and weekends, most investigations have longer hours.