Forensic criminalist

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Forensic criminalist

Minimum educational requirememnt for prospective forensic science technitions is a bachelor's degree with concentrated coursework in biology, forensics, or crime scene investigation. However, there is a growing trend toward requiring a minimum of a master's degree to work for most state or federal agencies. Criminalists must also attend continuing training and coursework to stay on current trends, new procedures, and methods.

Forensic Criminalist

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘experienced’ criminalists earn annual salaries between $35,000 and $50,000. But it depends on other factors other than experience.

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They must be detail-oriented, posess strong communication skills, be prepared to testify n court when necessary, and must maintain a professional attitude in stressful situations.

Consult with experts (DNA or medical experts, for example)Examine and analyze crime scene evidence, including fingerprints, hair, fibers, skin, blood, dirt, spent ammunition casings, bullets, and insects.

Offer expert testimony in courtUse physical evidence to determine who, what, where, when, and how a crime was committed.

I chose this career because it involves all of the aspects that I love in Forensic science. A Forensic criminalist gets to spend time on the feild, in the labratory, and also in court. If I was to pursue a Forensic career it would be a criminalist because It is everything I imagine when I think of being a Forensic scientist.


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