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Border Patrol Agents

Outlook

Employment at U.S. Customs and Border Protection is steady work that is not significantly affected by changes in the economy. With the increased emphasis on law enforcement, especially the deterrence of terrorism, but also the detection of illegally imported drugs, the prospects for steady employment for border patrol agents are likely to grow and remain fairly strong. Nevertheless, since the level of government spending determines the level of employment for border agents, the number of job opportunities can vary from year to year and from place to place.

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