Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
Median Annual Wage: $55,360
Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Related Job Titles: Forensic Scientist; Evidence Technician; Crime Scene Analyst; Latent Print Examiner; Forensic Science Examiner; Forensic Specialist; Latent Fingerprint Examiner; Crime Laboratory Analyst; CSI (Crime Scene Investigator); Crime Scene Technician (Crime Scene Tech)