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ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) Agent

Odds of Getting In

How do you like your stakes? Low, medium, or high? (Source)

The odds of getting in are better if you have a graduate degree and experience working with law enforcement. Getting into the ATF is extremely competitive. People are attracted to the high stakes of the job. It isn't the sort of career someone maneuvers their way into after deciding they're over being chained to a desk in an insurance office and are ready for a change of scenery. Getting in takes guts, hard work, and planning.