4. Criminal Investigator

law careersOne of the more exciting law careers, professionals in this job cover a specific criminal area. Criminal investigators might handle cases of domestic or international terrorism, hate crimes, or identity theft. In addition to using the latest forensic DNA and trace material evidence tactics, you conduct surveillance and issue subpoenas and search warrants.

STEM Type: Investigator
Median Salary: $81,490
Education Required: High school diploma and criminal investigator training
Relevant High School Courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics