What education is needed?
forensic chemist generally has a bachelor's degree in chemistry, clinical chemistry, or another scientific field. Some universities now offer masters degrees and even PhDs in forensic chemistry.
Preparation Time Line
take advanced science classes, Ap Chemistry & biology.
participate in sport to learn about teamwork.
major in Chemistry
- take elective courses in law enforcement,criminal scene processing.
- Years in school 4-6
Average Yearly Forensic Chemist Salary$56,440 - $84,660
Starting Yearly Forensic Chemist Salary$46,480 - $69,720
Top Yearly Forensic Chemist Salary$66,400 - $99,600
Average Monthly Forensic Chemist Salary$4,703 - $7,055
Starting Monthly Forensic Chemist Salary$3,873 - $5,810
Top Monthly Forensic Chemist Salary$5,533 - $8,300
Average Hourly Forensic Chemist Salary$25 - $38
Starting Hourly Forensic Chemist Salary$21 - $31
Top Hourly Forensic Chemist Salary$30 - $44
Median Annual Wage: $52,840 (2012)
Transferrable to other states
Is An Internship?
Cost of Education
Where are jobs in this field?
Typical Day for a Forensic Chemist?
Specific license or certification required?
Can this lead to a different job in the chemistry field?
Doing work at home?
Possiabily of Promotions
3 positive and 3 Negative aspects of this job?
1. You get paid a good amount of money
2.You always have something new, and interesting to work with.
3. You're able to travel to different kind of jobs and investigate crimes
3 Negative things
1. You work lots of hours and always have to be standing.
2. Going towards that career you need a lot of education
3.The job growth is increasing.