Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts

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What do they do?

Obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.

Also known as:

Certified Fraud Examiner, Confidential Investigator, Financial Investigator, Forensic Accountant, Forensic Audit Expert, Fraud Manager, Inspector General, Investigations Chief, Investigator, Special Investigation Unit Investigator

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Financial Specialists, All Other is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 6.2%

    Percent Change

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  • 13,700

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Majors that prepare Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (3.2%)
  • Master's degree (19.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (34.9%)
  • Associate's degree (8.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (13.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Document information related to legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal or investigatory documentation.
  • Gather financial records.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants.
  • Analyze business or financial data.
  • Investigate legal issues.
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