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Computer Forensics Investigator
General Career Overview
  • 1. Computer Forensics Analyst
  • 2. Computer Forensics Investigator
  • 3. Computer Forensics Specialist
  • 4. Computer Forensics Technician
  • 5. Digital Forensics Specialist
  • 6. Forensic Computer Examiner
Additional Job Titles
A Computer Forensics Investigator or Forensic Analyst is a specially trained professional who works with law enforcement agencies, as well as private firms, to retrieve information from computers.
Job Description
The median salary for information security analysts was around $95,510 in 2016, according to the BLS. 
Job Salary
Job Outlook for Computer Forensic Investigators
  • Favorable due to the rapid growth of crimes involving computers (cybercrime)
  • According to the BLS, the related occupation of information security analysts is expected to grow by 18% between 2014 and 2024
Step 1: Earn a high school diploma or GED 

Step 2: Earn a bachelor’s degree

Step 3: Gain entry-level experience

Step 4: Consider professional certification

Step 5: Pursue an advanced education

Steps to Become a Computer Forensic Investigator
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