We might be well into 2018 by now, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start making the change towards a career that you can feel proud of. For many interested in law enforcement, there are plenty of opportunities to consider. The right program could open the door to working as a security guard, as a customs and immigration officer, becoming a police officer, or even working as a private investigator (PI). Each of these options offers the opportunity to make a difference, help others, and positively impact your community.
While you don’t need to decide which career you want to pursue until after completing your Law Enforcement / Police Foundations diploma program, there are plenty of reasons why you might want to give becoming a PI a try. Keep reading to find out why now is a great time to become a private investigator.
Demand for PIs Is Solid
For many interested in making a career change, employment outlook is an important factor to consider. After all, investing in your higher education is a big step. It’s understandable that you want to be sure there are plenty of job opportunities to look forward to afterwards.
Fortunately, the employment outlook for those entering security service operations is solid, with the Government of Canada noting that from 2017-2026, 47,400 new jobs are expected to arise, with 45,500 professionals projected to fill them. While those figures include security guards and other security professionals, they point to solid and consistent demand for years to come.
New Technologies Make This an Ever-Changing Career
Becoming a private investigator has always been a stimulating prospect. This is a career that is well suited to critical thinkers, problem solvers, and those who are able to really think on their feet. However, part of what makes now an especially thrilling time to start private investigator training is that new technologies are changing the nature of PI work, and in some cases even driving demand for their expertise.
Social media is often where many investigations begin. However, other apps and technologies are also having an impact. For example, recently professionals have noted that disgruntled landlords and past tenants are now turning to PIs to uncover whether places are being illegally listed on Airbnb. These new changes can present a world of opportunity for those stepping into this career. They also point to the ever-changing nature of the work, which new graduates can look forward to.
Private Investigator Training Can Be Completed in Under a Year
Whether you’ve just graduated from high school and want to get job-ready fast, or want to make a career change, it can be hard to make the commitment to a lengthy program. Fortunately, training to become a private investigator doesn’t take years and years of study to complete. In fact, through a focused and condensed program like the one offered at NAHB, you can graduate with your private investigator diploma in just 9 months.
If you had wanted to make a change this year, it’s not too late for you to start your training and set yourself up for a wonderful 2019. In fact, this could be the start of a wonderful new career.
Do you want to learn how to become a private investigator in Ontario?
Contact the National Academy of Health and Business for more information.