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Question by Wanita: What are the best jobs to get if I want to become a forensic investigator but currently do not have a degree?
I want a job at a firm that deals with either computer forensics, background investigation, private investigation, I am currently going to college but have a LONG way to go before I get a degree in Criminal justice. I heard town halls are good but I can not find anything online that deals with this sort of investigation and if it does then you need a degree. How do I begin my career before a degree? Please help!!!
Answer by falcon.medical
Wow — you will need to start at the bottom of the bottom (been there, done that). Try to do some volunteer/intern work in the office that you are interested in working with (this is a good way to go if you are currently in school) then, when you finish your degree, APPLY APPLY APPLY. Since you are interested in computer forensics, I am hoping you are doing your degree in that area. Keep in mind that not all of the computer forensic/background investigations are in criminal justice — many companies hire for that position as well.
Check with your university’s career center, and do some research on your own (if you can’t do that — consider a different career) — there are many ways to get a position, even without experience, if you just put your mind/heart/soul to the task.
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