Career Inquiry Series: I Want To Be A Forensic Analyst

March 26, 2016

 

Ever wondered what it was like to work at a crime scene?! If so, things are about to get interesting!

There are a lot of jobs that deal with crime scenes . Maybe one of the most interesting is a Forensic Analyst . A Forensic analysts provide impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution , or defense . To become a forensic analyst you need at least a college bachelor'sdegree in either chemistry , biology , or forensic science . You will also need training , on the job training before you are ready to work on cases independently .

Forensic analyst do their investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence . Starters pay is about 26.61 per hour and 55,360 per year . Employment of forensic analyst is projected to grow 27% from 2014 to 2024 , much faster than the average of all occupations . There are two type of jobs you can do as a forensic analyst . You can work at the laboratory or you can work at the crime scene . Most laboratory forensic analysts work full time , but investigators may work extended or unusual hours and travel to crime scenes within their jurisdiction.

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