average salary

Starting at around $50,000 a year

job duties

collect evidence, process evidence, interview suspects and/or victim's, photograph crime scene, come up with who did the crime

helpful skills

good with photography, good note taking, pays attention to detail, patient worker, good with computers,

Why would a background in psych be helpful?

A background in psych would be good because when you are interviewing the victim or suspect you will be able to tell if they are lying.