Forensic Science Careers - Real Life CSI

Written by Lindsay Jaroch

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Employment rates are dependent upon field development, government spending abilities, local population growth andrepparttar locality’s crime rate. Job growth for forensic scientists can be attributed to rapid scientific and technological advances. Researchers are developing and perfecting new experimental methods every day. This will cause forensic science departments to fillrepparttar 107122 technician positions this research will create. Currently,repparttar 107123 number of skilled, experienced applicants is low. These low numbers mean that forensic scientists working for State and government departments are highly likely to receive positive employment prospects and benefits.

Education / Getting Started

Although organizations seek applicants with bachelor’s degrees, many employers will hire candidates who have completed specific training programs, obtained certification or possess an associate’s degree. Training and certification programs generally take only two years to complete and will earn graduatesrepparttar 107124 opportunity for a career in forensic science. Programs with a focus in criminal investigations and criminal justice can help prospective applicants specialize as forensic consultants, fingerprint technicians, forensic investigators, laboratory technicians and fingerprint examiners.

There are various courses that must be taken to qualify as a forensic science technician. Some important courses include chemistry, computers and electronics, law and government, public safety, mathematics, writing and communications. Prospective scientists must have good decision making skills as well as written and oral expression. Additional skills include inductive reasoning, information ordering, critical thinking andrepparttar 107125 ability to identify patterns and details. Because forensic scientists work in crime scenes that may be stressful and emotionally draining, they must be able to control their emotions and handle situations that can be distressful.

Employers usually look for people with previous forensic experience. Many forensic science technicians begin in entry level trainee positions that help them gain job experience. Another good way to get experience is through internship programs that are offered by numerous schools. Forensic scientists also start out as forensic laboratory technicians and after developing those skills, advance to crime scene technicians.

Advancements in science and technology continue to improverepparttar 107126 accuracy and importance of crime scene evidence in prosecuting criminals and defendingrepparttar 107127 accused. Training to be a forensic scientist will put you onrepparttar 107128 front line of this interesting and necessary analysis.

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Lindsay Jaroch is a freelance writer who writes about education topics.

Portable Careers for Military Spouses

Written by Victoria M. Parham

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Portable careers are especially appealing to spouses who are self disciplined, enjoy working alone and are comfortable using technology. The types of careers a spouse can start include: writing, editing, secretarial support, virtual assistance, translations, transcription, information research and retrieval, photography, interviewer andrepparttar list goes on and on. Creativity is key when considering a portable career or virtual business.

Important facts to keep in mind when starting any type of business: be sure to check your local laws (business licensing, zoning, etc.), if you are thinking about starting a business from government quarters be sure to check with your base housing and/or JAG office for authorization.

Remember,repparttar 107121 next time your spouse announces those three little words “Honey, we’re moving”, simply pack your career and let’s go. Untilrepparttar 107122 next time, happy virtual officing!

To learn more aboutrepparttar 107123 Virtual Business Owners Initiative go to:

Victoria Parham is the president and chief technology officer for, a forerunner in the virtual support services industry, an advocate of portable careers for trailing spouses and family members. Its web-based Virtual Business Owners Training Program(tm), the first Virtual Careers program for Department of Defense ID Cardholders, is available and accessible at military bases around the world.

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