Forensic Science Careers

Now more than ever, forensic evidence has become crucial to the judicial process. This is why forensic science careers are in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor expects a 27% rise in employment through 2024. Forensic results are almost always necessary to make convincing arguments to jurors in a courtroom.

As a technician trained for forensic science careers, you may be in demand and spend your days identifying, collecting and analyzing hair, fiber, chemicals, fingerprints and blood stains. You will also be called upon to present your findings in official reports. Our course will teach you how it’s done so you'll be prepared for a a great field.

  • $55,360Median Pay
  • Forensic science technicians earn a median annual salary of $55,360, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in important forensic science careers. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Forensic Science Technicians (January 13, 2016).