We surveyed 522 special agents to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical special agent. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a special agent?



Working as a special agent typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that special agents are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a special agent?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a special agent typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a special agent?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a special agent. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for special agents.


Do special agents work full-time or part-time?

87% of special agents work in full-time roles while 13% work part-time.