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Online Crime Scene Degrees

Crime Scene Technician: A Career in Mysteries
Once police arrive at the scene of the crime, they'll rely on crime scene technicians to help them make sense of the evidence. If you've got a head for science, a strong stomach, and a desire to pursue a career in mysteries, consider a career as a crime scene technician.

Expanding Opportunities
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of forensic technicians is a fast growing field, with employment expected to increase by 27% or more between now and 2014. As with other technician jobs, those with degrees stand the best chances of finding employment. When considering applicants for crime scene technician jobs, most employers favor those with four-year degrees over those with two-year degrees. 

An Education in Crime 
If you're looking for work as a crime scene technician, you'll want a degree in criminal justice. Many colleges and universities offer both two and four-year degree programs in criminal justice, often with an emphasis in crime analysis or crime scene investigation. Courses in degree programs will teach you the tools of the trade. Courses in crime scene analysis provide training in proper evidence collection and storage, ballistics, DNA analysis, and psychological profiling. You will also learn how to map the edge of a crime scene, prepare reports, and interact with other law enforcement specialists to solve the crime.

With a degree in criminal justice, and training in crime scene investigation, you'll be ready to apply for work. Earn a median hourly wage of $21.00, all while bringing the guilty to justice. So what are you waiting for? Your career in mysteries is just a few clicks away!

Source
"Science Technicians," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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