The basic qualification for becoming an FBI agent is a four-year degree from an accredited college or university. Commonly pursued degrees include criminal justice, law enforcement, and homeland security, but the FBI also heavily recruits individuals with degrees in accounting, computer science, and foreign languages.
If you're interested in joining the FBI you must have a clean background history, no drugs or criminal offenses, and be extremely trustworthy and dedicated. Applicants must be between the ages of 23 and 37, a U.S. citizen, possess a valid driver's license, and be willing to relocate anywhere within the FBI's jurisdiction. You will also have to meet strict physical fitness, vision, and hearing qualifications and pass a medical review.
You must have completed at least three years of professional experience before you are qualified to apply for a job in the FBI. Experience is an important factor in the FBI consideration process. The expertise that the FBI is currently looking for, in order from most in demand to least, includes accounting, finance, computer science and information technology, engineering, foreign language proficiency, intelligence, law, law enforcement and investigations, military, and the physical sciences. These fields change periodically so be sure to check the FBI recruiting website to see what skills they are currently looking for.
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