Crime Scene Degree vs. Crime Scene Certificate

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Crime Scene Degree vs. Crime Scene Certificate

Angie
I've graduated with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology and I'm interested in going into Crime Scene Tech work. Which is better to land a job in this field: another degree in Crime Scene or a certificate of completion from a junior college?
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Criminalist
It depends on the agency. Typically crime scene technicians are not required to have advanced degrees but having one can make you more competitive in the interview/application process. In San Diego, CA the Community college program for crime scene processing is preferred and expected for any applicant trying to be a crime scene response technician in the city or county agencies. You might want to read the job description and minimum requirements of crime scene techs in your area to get an idea of what is expected, or even send out an email to ask.