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Forensic Science Technician

What is Forensic Science?

Forensic science technicians collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Often testifying as expert witnesses in legal matters regarding evidence or crime laboratory techniques, they also perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance in investigations. In addition, they may serve as specialists in specific areas of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting or biochemistry.

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Forensic Science Technician

It’s all in the numbers. Choose your personal STEM path, and discover a multitude of possibilities. From certificate to doctorate and associate to graduate - learn more about creating your career in the world of STEM.

Total Jobs

329

Starting Salary

$35,524

Average

Median Salary

$52,878

Average

Experienced Salary

$79,000

Average

Jobs Added

29

Last 3 Years

Expected Job Growth in DFW

7%

Next 3 Years | National: 6%

Forensic Science Technician Educational Pathway

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The academic requirements for specific STEM career tracks vary as much as the disciplines. For some fields, an advanced degree is a must, but for others, it depends on your career goals. Whatever your path, here is a summary of the degree options available to you along the way.

  • Required Education: four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not
  • Entry Level Degree: bachelor's degree
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    High School Endorsement

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    Certificate

  • Associates

    Associate Degree

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    Bachelor's Degree Entry Level Degree

  • Graduate-Certificate

    Graduate Certificate

  • Masters

    Master's Degree

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