In need of answers for the following questions for anyone working in a forensic science field, Thanks.
What do you do in your job as a Crime Scene Investigator?
What tools/skills do you use in order to successfully do your job?
Many including cheap things - flashlights, magnifying glasses
Mid-cost items - Fingerprint brushes and powders
Expensive items - Alternate light source, static lifts, camera, diagram programs
What environment do you work in on a daily basis?
Depends on the day. Some days I'm in the field, which can be a house or apartment or outside in a field, parking lot, park, etc. Other days I'm stuck in the office.
What type of educational background is required for your job?
I have an AAS in Criminal Justice and a BTECH in Criminal Investigations
What experience is required?
Many departments want experience as a CSI before they will hire you as a CSI, but in order to get a job, you need experience. It's tough!
What is the average starting salary?
I started at 40,000 Other places I looked started at 28,000. Depends on the area and the cost of living there
What is the potential for the max salary?
Depends on where you are.
Hello Liz, I was just wondering if maybe I could get a small interview with you via email. I am a student at Texas Southern University and I am majoring in the Administration of Justice with aspirations to become a police officer and hopefully make the Houston PD SWAT team. However I am also very interested in crime scene investigation and I would absolutely love to do a short interview with you if possible. If interested please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!