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Crime scene technician
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Crime scene technician

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  • 1. Crime Scene Technician By Mark Faugno
  • 2. Educational Requirements Some of the educational requirements for Crime Scene Technician include 60 credit hours of College Associate Degree in Science Recommended to have a degree in Chemistry, Biology, Criminal Justice, or Crime Scene Tech
  • 3. General Requirements Good computer, communication, and detail-oriented nature Strong Stomach On Call (nights, holidays, weekends at any hour) Dedication Extensive background checks Polygraph exam/Physical exam Credit check Psychological evaluation
  • 4. Job Responsibilities Attend autopsies Assist Pathologist with collecting any physical evidence on the body Collection and preservation of physical evidence left at the crime scene Paperwork Laboratory work Testify in Court
  • 5. Salary The salary of a Crime Scene Technician varies depending on where in the United States you live. National Average is $46,000-$60,000 Average for the Tampa Bay area is around $51,000 Average for the Miami area is around $65,000 Larger Cities have higher salaries due to population and higher chance for crime.
  • 6. Employment Outlook The employment outlook for the Crime Scene Technician field is positive. Rapidly growing field Jobs in this field are expected to increase up to 20% by 2018 which is much higher than the national average Techniques expected to improve over time which would make a CST more important in a court preceding
  • 7. Employment Outlook (Cont.) Improving techniques will also increase the relevance for forensic technicians in general Continued growth in biotechnology and medical research is expected to increase the demand for people in this field and similar fields
  • 8. Miscellaneous Information Can prove that a crime has been committed Establish and key elements of the crime Link a suspect with a scene or a victim Establish the identity of a victim Confirm and support verbal witness testimony Exonerate the innocent
  • 9. Why This Career Suits Me Cases will always be different Requires problem solving Not Typical 9 to 5 career Want to get the correct people convicted for violent crimes

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