Incident Response, Crime Lab, Expert Witness for Defense, Private Consulting.
These are all very real career possibilities. The question is "When is it too early to choose a speciality?". Considering my small town life, my path will most likely be all of the above. No one is doing Incident response here, the DOJ and State sporadically contract out forensics work, most lawyers have a hard time interpreting the reports they receive from the crime lab and I'm already a consultant. All of it sounds good as experience on a resume, but do I run the risk of never becoming particularly good at any one of these things?
Companies aren't exactly clamouring for entry-level forensic analysts who work from home.
I guess we'll just have to see.