Blood Spatter Analyst

Clancy Nee

Job Description

  • Studies and analyzes blood left behind at a crime scene
  • Examines the blood to figure out the: location of the attack, type of weapon used, the movements of the perpetrator and victim while the fight was happening, how many wounds the person received
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Working Conditions

Blood Spatter Analysts are usually:
  • Responding to a crime scene
  • Photographing and collecting evidence
  • Working with blood in a lab
  • In an office writing reports
  • Testifying in court

Training/Education Requirements

Most blood spatter analysts need at least a bachelors degree in either criminal justice or forensic science. Some analysts have an associates degree plus two years of job-related experience. Once they are hired, they continue to go to classes or lectures throughout their careers.

Personal Characteristics

Blood Spatter Analysts must be:
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Observant
  • Patient

Earnings & Job Outlook

  • Median Salary: $52,840
  • Jobs are usually needed in bigger cities
  • Experience in the forensic science field is usually needed before becoming a blood spatter analyst