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.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

12440

Job Openings By 2020

7900

Growth Rate

18.6%

Required Education

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

Required Work Experience

None

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