The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the employment growth for investigators is expected to increase at an average rate in the near future.

We anticipate very strong employment for the program’s graduates for two reasons; it will attract students into the program who will be working professionals already working in some aspect of public or private investigations and will be completing the degree program to advance their careers and there is no other program currently in existence that meets this emerging market demand.

Based on the available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2012-2013 the job demand for forensic scientists and police officers is expected to increase at a rate of approximately 6%, for private sector detectives and crime scene investigators at 11%, and for chemical technicians at 9%. The combined collected data indicate at least average growth for crime scene investigators, evidence technicians, and the associated types of jobs in the well-established fields of Forensic Laboratories, Policing (state and local), Federal Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Border Patrol, and Private Investigations.