Computer Forensics Requirements
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Computer forensics experts acquire, investigate and report on the electronic evidence of criminal cases. The Computer Forensics degree teaches an individual how to master leading computer forensic software applications and gain an understanding of the diversity of computer crime and the laws and principals concerned with computer forensics and electronic evidence. Students also learn how to discover data that resides in a computer system, and recover deleted, encrypted, or damaged file information.
Computer Forensics Careers
The career trajectory of people with a Computer Forensics degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Computer Forensics degrees have experience in is Computer Systems Administrator, followed by Information Security Analyst, Computer Repair Technician, Ethical Hacker, Systems Architect, Explosives Worker, Computer Systems Engineer, Fraud Analyst, Archaeologist, and Forensic Science Technician.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Computer Systems Administrator||6.5%||0.1%||45.4×|
|Information Security Analyst||3.4%||0.0%||79.3×|
|Computer Repair Technician||4.8%||0.2%||26.6×|
|Computer Systems Engineer||3.2%||0.2%||19.6×|
|Forensic Science Technician||1.7%||0.0%||47.7×|
Computer Forensics Salary
Computer Forensics graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
|Median (average earners)||-|
|75th (top earners)||-|
Computer Forensics Underemployment
Computer Forensics graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|We are still collecting information for this degree|