Career training courses in private investigation can lead to jobs in criminal justice, law enforcement, correctional services, and more. In order to become a licensed private investigator in Utah, applicants must have 1,000 hours of investigative experience. Apprentices must work for a licensed private investigation agency and be at least 21 years of age. While no career training program can guarantee a particular career or salary, hiring managers at competitive agencies may prefer or require prior experience or education.
Becoming a PI in Utah
Private investigation schools in Utah also offer degrees and programs in criminal justice and police science. Graduates of these local programs may consider Utah's larger cities for employment, such as Salt Lake City and Provo. Salary.com reports that correctional officers in Salt Lake City earn $36,200 on average. Highway patrol officers earn around $41,400, and private investigators earn anywhere between $30,200 and $45,200, depending on education and experience.