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Forensic Science Technicians

Assist in investigating crimes by collecting and analyzing evidence.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$28.99 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  18.3%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Document events or evidence, using photographic or audiovisual equipment.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Collaborate on research activities with scientists or technical specialists.
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Job Title Examples:

Crime Scene Investigator
Evidence Technician
Criminalist

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