Florida Detectives and Criminal Investigators: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Detectives And Criminal Investigators in Florida

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Fast Facts for Criminal Investigators in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lakeland, Sebastian and Port St. Lucie
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sarasota, Orlando and West Palm Beach
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Criminal Investigators in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Tampa

Schools for Criminal Investigators in Florida are listed below.

Selected Criminal Investigators Schools in Florida

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation, BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, MS in Criminal Justice - Law, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Human Services, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor, Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice - Bachelor, Law Enforcement Academy (Police) - Bachelor
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Keiser University Campus
Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, New Port Richey, Orlando, Port Saint Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Programs: Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

  • Programs: Master's in CJ with Federal Law Enforcement, Master's in CJ with Intelligence & Crime Analysis, Master's in Criminal Justice  , more...
  • Degrees: Master
Southern Technical College
Fort Myers, Port Charlotte

Get in, get out, get ahead with Southern Technical College!

  • Programs: A.S. - Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Associate

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago.

  • Programs: B.A. in Criminal Justice: Forensic Social Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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  • Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Forensic Science, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Behavioral Crime Analysis Certificate
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More Florida Criminal Investigators Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Barry University Miami Doctorate 8,733
Brevard Community College Cocoa Associate 14,496
Broward College Fort Lauderdale Associate 31,730
Central Florida Community College Ocala Associate 6,210
Chipola College Marianna Bachelor 2,144
Daytona State College Daytona Beach Bachelor 13,675
Edison State College Fort Myers Bachelor 11,369
Edward Waters College Jacksonville Bachelor 811
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee Masters & First Professional 11,562
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Doctorate 26,193
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Bachelor 24,939
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers Doctorate 9,339
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne Doctorate 5,118
Florida Keys Community College Key West Associate 1,012
Florida Southern College Lakeland Masters 2,295
Florida State University Tallahassee Doctorate & First Professional 40,555
Gulf Coast Community College Panama City Associate 5,758
Hillsborough Community College Tampa Associate 22,621
Hodges University Naples Masters 1,699
Indian River State College Fort Pierce Bachelor 14,932
Lake City Community College Lake City Associate 2,849
Miami Dade College Miami Bachelor 54,094
North Florida Community College Madison Associate 1,291
Northwest Florida State College Niceville Bachelor 7,043
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale Doctorate & First Professional 27,518
Palm Beach Community College Lake Worth Associate 22,881
Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey Associate 8,065
Polk Community College Winter Haven Associate 7,757
Saint Johns River Community College Palatka Associate 5,111
Saint Leo University Saint Leo Masters 13,788
Saint Thomas University Miami Gardens Doctorate & First Professional 2,407
Santa Fe College Gainesville Associate 14,824
Seminole Community College Sanford Associate 12,745
South Florida Community College Avon Park Associate 2,787
St Petersburg College Clearwater Bachelor 25,450
Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee Associate 13,776
The University of Tampa Tampa Masters 5,628
The University of West Florida Pensacola Doctorate 10,358
University of Central Florida Orlando Doctorate 48,398
University of Florida Gainesville Doctorate & First Professional 51,725
University of Miami Coral Gables Doctorate 15,449
University of North Florida Jacksonville Doctorate 16,406
University of South Florida Tampa Doctorate & First Professional 44,870
Valencia Community College Orlando Associate 32,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Criminal Investigators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Criminal Investigators

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Criminal Investigators relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 110 $49690 1.14
Jacksonville 420 $57180 0.88
Cape Coral 220 $47410 1.22
Fort Myers 220 $47410 1.22
Crestview 50 $62630 0.65
Fort Walton Beach 50 $62630 0.65
Destin 50 $62630 0.65
Deltona 100 $47790 0.74
Daytona Beach 100 $47790 0.74
Ormond Beach 100 $47790 0.74
Orlando 470 $54700 0.55
Kissimmee 470 $54700 0.55
Sanford 470 $54700 0.55
Palm Bay 150 $49980 0.98
Melbourne 150 $49980 0.98
Titusville 150 $49980 0.98
Panama City 70 $54700 1.15
Pensacola 130 $70890 1.05
Ferry Pass 130 $70890 1.05
Brent 130 $70890 1.05
Port St. Lucie 70 $75640 0.66
Lakeland 150 $49630 0.96
Winter Haven 150 $49630 0.96
Miami 2140 $92850 1.14
Fort Lauderdale 2140 $92850 1.14
West Palm Beach 2140 $92850 1.14
Naples 30 $45860 0.34
Immokalee 30 $45860 0.34
Marco Island 30 $45860 0.34
North Port 100 $57550 0.46
Sarasota 100 $57550 0.46
Bradenton 100 $57550 0.46
Ocala 130 $50750 1.71
Sebastian 40 $48300 1.06
Vero Beach 40 $48300 1.06
Sebring 30 $43810 1.76
Tallahassee 330 $56230 2.68
Tampa 970 $67630 1.03
St. Petersburg 970 $67630 1.03
Clearwater 970 $67630 1.03
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