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Computer Forensics Engineer
Computer Forensics Engineers in the perform triage or examination on electronic media to quickly assess and prioritize the intelligence value of computer based electronic media (e.g., hard drives, CDs
Average Pay:     Qualifications: $73,920 - $136,771
The Job
Computer Forensic Engineers use a variety of assessment tools and operating systems to examine and/or process the contents of electronic computer based media. Additionally, they research new computer and/or data security tools and applications, and analyze how they are used.
Work Environment
Most engineers work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants.
College Majors
Computer Science
Minimum Qualifications
Computer Forensics Engineers should have experience in Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Computer Investigations or a related technical field.
Personality traits helpful for this career
Engineers should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented. They should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
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