Forensic Entomologist

An Overview

Basic Understanding

Forensic entomology is application and study of insect and other arthropod biology to criminal matters. Primarily it focuses of death investigations, however, it may be used to determine the location of an incident or find the presence and for certain afflictions.

The 3 areas of F.E.


  • Bachelors degree in Biology.
  • Employed full time.
  • Avg. of $47,740 annually.
  • Don't work directly with police.

Pros & Cons


Good salary.

Full time position.



Tedious work.

Damning evidence is rare.

Dirty job.

Work never stops.