Forensic Engineer

By Jasmine Gallegos


A forensic engineer is someone who collects and analyzes evidence from criminal investigations. They run tests on weapons and/or substances including: hair, fibers, tissues, etc. May have a specialized area of forensic science (ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, biochemistry.
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A forensic scientist recieves wages between $42,000-72,000 depending on level of seniority. They get an average of $61,600 in compensation annually.

Job outlook:

Employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022.
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- Pennsylvania State University in University Park

- Syracuse University in New York

- Sam Houston State University