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Many states have identified computer forensics as one of the fastest growing sectors of their IT markets. Texas Workforce Commission data show all sectors of the computer industry growing.
Computer forensics is used by attorneys, private investigators, businesses, government agencies, law enforcement agencies and a wide variety of individuals in need of technical and forensic expertise.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook lists computer support specialists and forensic science technicians among the fastest growing occupations and those projected to have the most job openings through the year 2020 for applicants who have at least an associate degree.
According to America’s Career Infonet, average salaries and projected job growth in Texas are as follows for these careers that may use skills in digital forensics: