CSI has made the study of forensics an exciting career opportunity

Written by Pat Schraier

Forensics is not just one field of study but encompasses several different disciplines. You first decision is to determine which area most interests you.

If you would like to work in a crime lab doing analysis of DNA or drug testing, you need a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or closely related field.

If your interest is in crime scene investigation, a bachelor's degree in law enforcement is required.

A general science degree is acceptable if you want to test firearms or examine documents.

Another field for people interested in forensics is career as a forensic nurse. The website to check onrepparttar duties and responsibilities of a forensic nurse is http://www.amrn.com/

Whether you choose science or law enforcement as your career path to forensic you need to analytical and organized. Forensics requirerepparttar 149608 ability to work hands-on with physical materials such as wood, plant and tools and to communicate effectively in writing so others will understand your conclusions. Sound judgment, good work ethic and an interest inrepparttar 149609 application of science to criminal and civil law are requirements.

Driver Team Solo Positions: The Nitty Gritty On Truck Driving Jobs

Written by Anna Henningsgaard

Trucks and truck drivers are a constant presence on US highways and interstates. A person on evenrepparttar shortest drive is likely to pass by a truck or two transporting goods, and even merchandise that travels by ship, train, or airplane travels on a truck for some phase ofrepparttar 149508 journey torepparttar 149509 customer. Because trucks are such a major part of industry, truck driving jobs are important positions and good paying jobs.

Truck drivers have many responsibilities. Before leavingrepparttar 149510 terminal or warehouse, truck drivers make routine checks of their vehicles, checking fuel and oil levels. They inspectrepparttar 149511 tires, brakes, and windshield wipers, and make sure that all safety equipment is loaded and functional. They report any problems torepparttar 149512 dispatcher, who keeps track of all of these small details. Once they start driving, truck drivers must be constantly alert. They can see quite a long distance alongrepparttar 149513 highway because they sit higher than most other vehicles. This puts them in a position of power onrepparttar 149514 road, as well as heightened responsibility.

Delivery requirements vary according torepparttar 149515 type of merchandise,repparttar 149516 driving assignment, andrepparttar 149517 final destination. Local drivers provide daily service along a specific route, while other drivers must make intercity and interstate deliveries based on specific orders. The driver’s responsibilities and salary change based onrepparttar 149518 time spent onrepparttar 149519 road,repparttar 149520 type of product transported, and vehicle size.

New technologies are revolutionizingrepparttar 149521 way that truck drivers work. Long distance truck drivers now have satellites and global positioning systems (GPS) to link them with company headquarters. Information, directions, and weather reports can be delivered torepparttar 149522 truck instantly no matter where it is. Company headquarters can trackrepparttar 149523 truck’s location, fuel consumption, and engine performance. Inventory tracking equipment is now computerized, allowingrepparttar 149524 producer, warehouse, and customer to all check in onrepparttar 149525 products onrepparttar 149526 road. New technology is making truck driving an easier job, as seats become more comfortable, trucks have better ventilation, and cabs are better designed.

Some routes are very, very long, and these usually employ heavy truck or tractor-trailer drivers. Onrepparttar 149527 longest routes, companies will hire two drivers for sleeper runs. Sleeper runs can last from days to weeks andrepparttar 149528 truck only stops for fuel, food, loading and unloading. The drivers switch off driving and sleeping inrepparttar 149529 truck.

Truck driving can be a demanding job. Some self-employed long-distance truck drivers who own and operate their own trucks spend most ofrepparttar 149530 year away from home. The government restricts long distance drivers to no more than 60 hours a week as well as requiring 10 hours rest for every 11 hours driving. Many drivers work very close to this max time permitted because they are compensated according torepparttar 149531 number of miles or hours they’ve put in. The difficulty of truck driving is well compensated, which makes it a popular job. In 2002, there were 3.2 million truck drivers.

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