Minnesota Computer Forensic Schools

Minnesota Computer Forensics Employment Outlook

In 2000, the FBI created the Minneapolis Division Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), put together to bring federal, state, and local investigative teams to investigate and fight domestic and international terrorism in Minnesota and the region. In order to quickly and efficiently detect and neutralize terrorist threats in the Minneapolis Division, the computer forensics team has to be very well trained and equipped with the latest technology and research.

minnesota computer forensic schools

The FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Marshals and the Federal Air Marshals and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) take cyber crime very seriously and employ only the best and brightest computer forensics specialists to be part of their teams and task forces. State and local agencies such as the State Patrol, Police Departments, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Airport Police, Sheriff's Offices and area and regional police departments rely on computer forensics evidence each day to track and prosecute criminals including hackers, thieves, child pornography traffickers and terrorists.

Computer Forensics Salary in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota does not employ the large numbers of computer forensics professionals found in neighboring Michigan or Illinois. However, most of the specialists in Minnesota do earn a somewhat higher level of compensation in the computer forensics and cyber crimes fields than the national average. Many Minnesota computer forensics specialists earn more than those in other Midwestern states, especially when added in to the state’s lower cost of living. As with many other states in the region, public sector agencies are more prone to offering above average retirement and health benefit program while the private sector tends to provide higher average compensation.

A list of average Minnesota computer forensics salaries is available below:

Position Monthly Annually
Computer Forensics Examiner $6,700 $80,000
Information Security Architect $7,800 $94,000
Intelligence-Military Capabilities $5,600 $67,000
Information Security Analyst $6,300 $76,000

Schools offering both online and campus-based education programs in Minnesota:

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