Forensic toxicologist

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Forensic toxicologist

  1. 1. Forensic Toxicologist<br />By: Kelsey Wilson<br />
  2. 2. Description<br />The forensic toxicologist deals mainly with legal aspects of drugs and poisons. These can range from simple 'drunk driving' cases to fatal accident, suicide and murder investigations where deliberate or accidental poisoning is suspected.<br />
  3. 3. Requirements<br />To be a toxicologist you need at least two years of study beyond a bachelor of science or medical degree (DVM or MD). Some earn undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, or environmental science. Others graduate with degrees in veterinary medicine, human medicine, or pharmacy.<br />
  4. 4. Education<br />Graduate training in toxicology includes coursework in pharmacology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and environmental science, as well as toxicology.<br />
  5. 5. Pay and Hours<br />Pay can be around $69,000 - $85,000 annually.<br />Hours are around 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. but always depending on where you are located at.<br />
  6. 6. Physical Demands<br />There are no physical demands that prohibit you from doing this career.<br />
  7. 7. Personality Types<br />Someone who is able to communicate with people and able to talk in a court of law.<br />
  8. 8. Colleges<br />Nebraska Wesleyan University<br />University of North Dakota<br />University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee<br />
  9. 9. For more information<br />For more information on forensics go to:<br />Courttv.com<br />For more colleges go to:<br />Forensicpage.com<br />

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