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Fraud Examiners, Investigators & Analysts

Also called: Certified Fraud Examiner, Inspector General, Investigator, Special Investigation Unit Investigator

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force.

What they do:
Obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.
On the job, you would:
  • Document all investigative activities.
  • Prepare written reports of investigation findings.
  • Analyze financial data to detect irregularities in areas such as billing trends, financial relationships, and regulatory compliance procedures.


Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • accounting and economics
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Business intelligence and data analysis software
  • Guardian Analytics FraudMAP
  • Tableau Hot Technology
Enterprise system management software
  • ArcSight Enterprise Threat and Risk Management
  • Splunk Enterprise Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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