What Does It Take?
Typical Work Day
2 out of 7 days is out of the laboratory
-weekly work hours: around 40 hours
Work is at a laboratory or a crime scene. Sometimes in court.
-examining crime scenes.
-minimum: Bachelors Degree-biology, toxicology, and chemistry
-patience and concentration
-Texas average: $47,000
(3rd highest employment)
-strong competition: substantial interest in job
-number of jobs in 2012- 12,900