Forensic Science Technicians

By: Makayla Thompson 9th Hour

Basic Information About Forensic Science Technicians

  • Examine physcial evidence from a crime scence
  • Must have a bachelors degree
  • They typically work 40 hours a week
  • Run many kinds of test including DNA
  • They are also revered to as criminalist
  • They work in the city or sometimes in a crime laboratories
  • Reconstruct the crime scence based on the results
  • Earn around 43,000 dollars a year
  • Sometime wear protective clothes or gear
  • Use natural science to solve crimes
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What you need to succeed

Highschool Courses
  • Physical Science
  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Public Speaking
  • Technical Writing

The first four classes are Scince classes that wiscareers recommend that you take if you want to be successful in this carrer. The other two classes that are outside of Scince class which are speech and technical writing. You would need to take speech because for this occupation you need to learn how to speak in front of a audience and not be nervous. You need technical writing is when you're writing a report and need to hand it to the police or whoever you have to work with so they can read what you're writing.


Have you ever watch the shows NCIS or Law and Order and loved it? Have you ever been interested in working in crime labs! If you said yes to any of those two questions I have the job for you a Forensic Science Technicians ( Criminalist ). They go on the crime scene and collect evidence after they go back to the crime laboratory where they reconstruct the crime scene based on the evidence to piece together what happened. Some of the evidence they have to collect is DNA, body fluids, finger prints, impressions and drugs. When they are done looking at the evidence they hand it over to the police so they can find out who committed the crime. Forensic Science Technicians typically work 40 hours each week even though that's a lot of hours it's wort it because they make a lot of money between 35 or 75 thousand dollars per year and 16 or more dollars an hour. Job seekers in state and national will find good job opportunities it is expected to grow over 9% over the next 10 years for job demand. If you are interested in becoming a Forensic Science Technicians you will need to get a bachelors degree and major in Forensics Science. Some helpful highs school courses include biology, chemistry, and human anatomical. This career is meant to help people and help make the world and better and safer place.

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It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It's biases the judgment.

- Sherlock Homes


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