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What does a Forensic Expert Do?
A Forensics Expert is a digital detective, harvesting and analyzing evidence from computers, networks and other forms of data storage devices.  They pit their wits against the bad guys, investigating traces of complex cyber crimes. They may be investigating a white collar embezzler, a cyber terrorist or a malware attacker.
An interest in technology

The desire to constantly learn to stay abreast of the latest technological advances

The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form

Analytical skills

Problem-solving skills

Work experience in a computer-related position or in law enforcement 
Once you become trained in computer science, your path to being a forensics expert is largely determined by your ability to acquire on-the-job skills and pursue additional formal training.
Bachelors Degree in Information Technology  or Computer Science 
Professional Certificaions 
Masters Degree or Certificates 
Specialize in Forensics
Receive on the job training or intern with a law enforcement agency
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall profession of forensic science is expected to grow 27% from 2014 to 2024.
The Future of the Digital Forensics Industry
This rate is faster than the rate of all other occupations.
Intense interest in the field prompted by the media will make job competition rates even higher.
The average salary of digital forensic technicians is reportedly at $94,000 as of May 2016.
For the area of digital forensics, the growth potential is expected to be higher in terms of prospective jobs due to the growing global problem of cybercrime.