Graduate Salary
4-6 years
Avg Length

Computer Forensics Requirements

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 Technical Support Specialist, Computer Repair Technician, Computer Systems Engineer, Construction Worker, Web Designer, Food Server, Retail Salesperson, Ethical Hacker, and Explosives Worker.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Computer Systems Administrator 7.4% 0.2% 46.7×
Technical Support Specialist 7.2% 0.9% 7.9×
Computer Repair Technician 5.5% 0.2% 25.6×
Computer Systems Engineer 3.7% 0.2% 19.4×
Construction Worker 3.6% 0.5% 7.0×
Web Designer 3.6% 1.1% 3.4×
Food Server 3.6% 3.6% 1.0×
Retail Salesperson 3.6% 3.6% 1.0×
Ethical Hacker 2.4% 0.0% 203.0×
Explosives Worker 2.2% 0.0% 136.3×

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)
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Computer Forensics Employment

Computer Forensics graduates are not very underemployed 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.

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