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Secret Service - Most Exciting Government Jobs

Secret Service - Most Exciting Government Jobs

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral

Want to stay on the cutting edge in your technical discipline? Want to sharpen your analytical talents? Want to delve into the language and culture of other countries? Want to work on issues that affect Americans’ national security?

Fundamentally a law enforcement career choice, a job with the Secret Service will certainly be exciting.

Do you have what it takes for a Secret Service Career?


In order to qualify for a Secret Service position, you must:

Be a United States citizen
Be aged over 21 years old
Be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
Pass a medical exam – checks vision, hearing, cardiovascular, mobility of extremities
Pass an in-depth interview
Pass an entrance exam
Pass a polygraph examination
Pass a drug screening
Possess a four-year degree from an accredited university (or three years experience in relevant federal government careers; or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

note: These qualifications are based on the job profile for a criminal investigator.

In Demand Occupations

Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Projected Salary: $43,000
Employees Needed: 42,000
Projected Growth: 18% – 26%
Average Education Level: College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Department of Interior, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services


Counterterrorism Analyst
Counterintelligence Analyst
Collections Requirement Manager

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How to Prepare

A degree from an Accredited University, as well as a Security Clearance will help you get hired by the Secret Service.

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