Careers In Forensics

Searching for a career in forensics has become more and more popular since the slew of television programs such as C.I.S. that have hit our TV screens, such programs rapidly achieving cult status. With the increase in similar programs, forensic jobs have not only achieved somewhat of a 'glory' status, often because of the way the job is glamorized, but the job itself has become much more fragmented as technology has improved.

Careers in forensics however, are rarely that glamorous. Forensic investigations demand high levels of skill and training, exceptional focused concentration, attention to detail and the ability to relay their findings in a clear and concise manner. You may also be required to work in some very unpleasant conditions and, depending on the field you enter, see some disturbing scenes. Science itself is rarely proven, and by its nature is cyclical. Scientists must always attempt to disprove a hypothesis, not to prove it. In this way, you can be surer that your findings are likely to have been found because they actually exist, and are not just there by chance.

As mentioned, forensic jobs are much more varied than many people think and are now split into multiple areas of expertise. For example, on top of being a forensic investigator, there is forensic engineering, forensic accountants, cyber forensics, computer forensics, forensic psychology, forensic nursing and several more. So you see, careers in forensics are likely to span many areas, and deciding which direction to take is a hard one.

Forensic training typical involves an initial degree in forensics as this will give you a base from which to make your choice. Before you get that far though, you will need to qualify for the college of your choice and this will typically require a good science and mathematical background as well as sound language skills. You should be able to get help with money for college to help alleviate the cost. Some form of relevant work experience will also be an asset, especially when you come to applying for jobs. You will find more information about various training for specific roles on this website, but it is highly likely you will need a solid grounding in the history and core techniques of forensics whatever path you decide to take.

A visit to The American Academy of Forensic Sciences website may prove useful, as will looking through forensic journals such as the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Reading current journals will give you some ideas about the range of possible careers in forensics, current issues and techniques that are at the forefront of forensics today. You may not be able to read the entire articles, but you should be able to view abstracts without having to pay. You can do this by visiting OvidSp at

We hope you enjoy looking around this site and that it will give you an idea of the sort of careers in forensics that are possible. Remember to return here often, as you will find more articles added on a regular basis.


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CSI Baghdad: Meet the small forensics team struggling to deal with a new wave of violence in Iraq
BAGHDAD EUR” The main forensics office in Baghdad consists of four small rooms under fluorescent lights. Just a handful of employees sit quietly at computers imputing data or before trays of test tubes analyzing samples. A year ago, the main business of the lab was paternity tests. These days, the head of forensics in the Iraqi capital explains, terrorism cases take up most of his time. read more..

USIS security breach not detected for months
1,200 employees lost their jobs October 1st when the U.S. Investigation Services shut down in Grove City...

High school students get hands-on experience at U. science day
High school students got some hands-on experience with science Saturday at the University of Utah...

State opens new forensics lab on BGSU campus - Toledo Blade

State opens new forensics lab on BGSU campus
Toledo Blade
The new facility is a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory that will house the some of the state's investigators who test ballistics, gather criminal intelligence, analyze trace evidence, and anything else that is needed to help law-enforcement .

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Ferguson Grand Jury To Hear Testimony Of Forensics Expert - Huffington Post

Ferguson Grand Jury To Hear Testimony Of Forensics Expert
Huffington Post
ST. LOUIS (AP) EUR” A private forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Michael Brown will testify before the grand jury deciding whether to charge the Ferguson police officer who shot him, the attorney for Brown's parents said Wednesday. Attorney .

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CSI For Animals: How An Oregon Lab Practices Forensics - KUOW News and Information

KUOW News and Information

CSI For Animals: How An Oregon Lab Practices Forensics
KUOW News and Information
It's also the only forensics lab used by the 154 countries that have signed on to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), meaning that shipments of animals arrive in Ashland from around the globe.

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National American University Introduces a New Concentration in Information Technology Management to Prepare Graduate .
Students registering at http://www.graduateadmissions(at)national(dot)edu for the MBA/MM EUR Information Technology Management concentration in internet/cyber security at will take coursework in areas such as device security, risk identification and analysis, critical control system security, and computer forensics and incident handling. (PRWeb November 06, 2014) Read the full story at http ...

Couple open comic book store in Hartlepool
A NEW business venture is proving to be a labour of love for a town couple who recently opened their first shop...


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