What are the prospects for a career as a border patrol agent?
There are strong employment prospects for border patrol agent jobs as well as other federal detectives and criminal investigator jobs. Employment rates are expected to grow by over 13.3% (over 5,200 jobs), between 2006 and 2016. (2) Mandatory retirement at age 57 and a growing emphasis on border security are key factors in this growth. Most border patrol agent positions are currently along the southern border. Future growth is expected to remain focused in this area, as well. Click here for a list of online law enforcement degree programs.