A bachelor’s degree is required in order to become a fraud analyst, with a concentration in finance, business, mathematics, or economics.

Beyond that, it will be helpful to have any experience in programs or projects that can project a clear problem-solving or investigative ability. These traits are critical, and it is vital that the applicant can display a knack for quickly solving complex problems or spotting errors and discrepancies that the normal eye may not be able to see.

What are Fraud Analysts like?


Based on our pool of users, fraud analysts tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Fraud Analysts by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 199 Sokanu users

Are Fraud Analysts happy?


Fraud analysts rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 33rd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Fraud Analyst Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Fraud Analysts

The most common degree held by fraud analysts is Business Management And Administration. 6% of fraud analysts had a degree in business management and administration before becoming fraud analysts. That is over 1 times the average across all careers. Criminal Justice graduates are the second most common among fraud analysts, representing 4% of fraud analysts in the Sokanu user base, which is 2.6 times the average.

Fraud Analyst Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Fraud Analyst, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of fraud analysts % of population Multiple
Business Management And Administration 5.5% 6.5% 0.9×
Criminal Justice 3.5% 1.4% 2.6×
Psychology 3.0% 6.8% 0.4×
Finance 2.5% 2.0% 1.3×
English Literature 2.5% 4.9% 0.5×
Economics 2.5% 3.8% 0.7×
Business Economics 2.0% 0.7% 2.7×
International Relations 2.0% 1.5% 1.3×
Sociology 2.0% 2.1% 1.0×
Accounting 1.5% 1.7% 0.9×
Political Science 1.5% 2.9% 0.5×
Graphic Design 1.5% 1.3% 1.1×

Fraud Analyst Education Levels

80% of fraud analysts have a bachelor's degree. 16% of fraud analysts have a master's degree.

No education 0%
High school diploma 0%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 80%
Master's degree 16%
Doctorate degree 0%

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