Will “Private Eye” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
31% Chance of Automation
“Private Eye” will probably not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #243 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 33-9021.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 53,530.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 25.00
- Currently, there are 28,490 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Private Detectives and Investigators”.
Also Known As…
- Private Detectives and Investigators
- Special Investigator
- Private Investigator
- Loss Prevention Officer
- Loss Prevention Investigator
- Loss Prevention Detective
- Loss Prevention Associate
- Loss Prevention Agent
- Field Investigator
- Asset Protection Detective
- Undercover Operator
- Undercover Agent
- Surveillance Investigator
- Store Detective
- Skip Tracer
- Skip Locator
- Shopping Investigator
- Security Consultant
- Security Analyst
- Protection Specialist
- Private Detective
- Loss Prevention Analyst
- Investigations Director
- Intelligence Agent
- House Officer
- House Detective
- District Agent
- Detective Investigator
- Certified Legal Investigator
- Cash Shortage Investigator
- Bonding Agent
- Background Investigator
- Alarm Investigator
Tasks for “Private Eye”
- Alert appropriate personnel to suspects' locations.
- Obtain and analyze information on suspects, crimes, or disturbances to solve cases, to identify criminal activity, or to gather information for court cases.
- Conduct personal background investigations, such as pre-employment checks, to obtain information about an individual's character, financial status, or personal history.
- Monitor industrial or commercial properties to enforce conformance to establishment rules and to protect people or property.
- Write reports or case summaries to document investigations.
- Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax or legal filings, or other resources to locate persons or to compile information for investigations.
- Observe and document activities of individuals to detect unlawful acts or to obtain evidence for cases, using binoculars and still or video cameras.
- Count cash and review transactions, sales checks, or register tapes to verify amounts or to identify shortages.
- Warn troublemakers causing problems on establishment premises and eject them from premises when necessary.
- Expose fraudulent insurance claims or stolen funds.
- Confer with establishment officials, security departments, police, or postal officials to identify problems, provide information, or receive instructions.
- Apprehend suspects and release them to law enforcement authorities or security personnel.
- Testify at hearings or court trials to present evidence.
- Investigate companies' financial standings or locate funds stolen by embezzlers, using accounting skills.
- Question persons to obtain evidence for cases of divorce, child custody, or missing persons or information about individuals' character or financial status.
- Perform undercover operations, such as evaluating the performance or honesty of employees by posing as customers or employees.
- Conduct private investigations on a paid basis.
Related Technology & Tools
- Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Optical telescopes
- 35 millimeter cameras
- Desktop computers
- Digital audio recorders
- Night vision goggles
- Compact digital cameras
- Digital video cameras
- Personal computers
- Fingerprint evidence kits
- High powered binoculars
- Biological evidence collection kits
- Computer data input scanners
- Laptop computers
- Computer imaging software
- Microsoft Office
- Data entry software
- Web browser software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Email software