Forensic Scientist

By Lutfiah and Corrine

Carrer Description

Forensic Scientist collect data and analyze physical evidence and other facts found at the scene to help solve crimes. May also write reports, preserve evidence, testify in court and discuss evidence collection with attorneys. The role of forensic scientists is vital to the criminal justice process.

Specifically Analyze

  • fingerprints
  • blood
  • semen
  • firearms
  • saliva
  • and drugs



4-year degree in physics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, medical technology, or genetics, is required in order to obtain an entry-level job in forensic science


  • Appalachian university
  • Coastal Carolina Community University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Fayetteville State University

Job Outlook & Salary

Job Outlook

There has been a decrease of funding in this area due to it being typically limited. Overall outlook for hobs in this area fair to moderate.


Beginners: 1,900 per month

Previously experienced: 3,000 a per month

Can eventually earn an annual salary between 35,000-50,000

*may vary from state to state

Places to Work

LabCorp- North Carolina

Biotage- Charlotte, North Carolina

Leidos- South Carolina


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