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Inside Forensic Scientist Careers

Things you need to know, but nobody tells you

 

Best & Worst Things About This Career


Forensic Scientist 1: "The best part of my career is that I make a difference in the world. I help solve crimes and am a valuable part of law enforcement. The worst part is that the job is a little repetitive. All DNA is extracted and analyzed the same way, and paperwork is a big part of it, so the job can get a little boring at times. However, I think that it's worth it for the service I provide to the community." (2011)


Fingerprint Technician: "It is very fulfilling job. I know that what I am doing is important and necessary. I help people find work, get clearances, and complete adoptions, which is satisfying. In addition, I assist the criminal justice system, which is the glue that keeps our society together. You cannot be afraid to touch people in this job. I get sick often from people who come in to get printed who are sick and contagious. But no matter what, you still have to do the job. In addition, you have to pay close attention to detail. One mistake could slow the client's process down by weeks." (2011)

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Forensic Scientist

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Career Tips


"Nothing Like CSI...
Take as many science courses as you can. Forensic scientists need a very solid background in all sciences. Also, if you can, get a degree in forensic science and not just one in biology or chemistry. This will prepare you for the legal aspect of the job. Finally, make sure you are aware that what you will be doing is nothing like CSI. If you're thinking of getting into this job because of what you see on TV, don't." (Forensic Scientist 1; 2011)


"Study Criminal Justice...
Get a degree in criminal justice or a related social field. It is hard to get a government job without a degree. When in college, apply for as many internships as possible, and when in that internship, work extremely hard. These are important opportunities for references. Make sure to keep a clean criminal record. Any blemishes on your record could result in not being offered a job, due to the confidentiality of the work place." (Fingerprint Technician; 2011)