Forensic Lab Technicians

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Occupation Description

Forensic science technicians gather, classify, organize, and study physical confirmation related to criminal inquiries, implement tests on weapons or materials, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine implication toward inquiry. They also testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory methods. May aid as specialists in area of proficiency, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors of Science Criminal Justice - Forensics

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