Crime scene investigator

by Fredy Romero

Job Description

Crime scene investigators, unlike forensic scientists who conduct tests on physical evidence within a forensic laboratory, are the on-the-scene professionals who are called to the scene of a crime to ensure that all physical evidence is properly collected, preserved and documented according to a strict code of standards. These investigative professionals also ensure that all physical evidence is packaged and transported to a forensic laboratory.


  1. The average annual salary for a crime scene investigator was $55,660 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Those working for federal law enforcement agencies had a significantly higher average wage – more than $95,000 a year.

Why I want to be a crime scene investigator

I want to be a crime scene investigator because I enjoy watched the tv shows about crime and I'm highly interested. My favorite part is that I will get to participate in an investigation. and I will work with great technology and I will be responsible for people's cases. Crime scene investigators are really important because their job defines whether a person being trailed is guilt or not.

Top Colleges for Crime Scene Investigators

1. The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

2. West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV

3. Marshall University in Huntington, WV

Crime scene walkthrough of the Chipman Street house