Hello, I am working on getting a degree in chemistry as it seems many of the agencies that I have looked into seem to require that prior to applying. For example, my state crime lab has this requirement. I have a 3.7 GPA with two years left. I understand this is a hard field to get into but am looking for ways that might help me get "a foot in the door." Thanks for your input and I am glad I found this site as it is rather informative.
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Volunteer work with different agencies will be helpful.
Here is a tip if you are having trouble getting a job: Apply for a "related" job, such as a Forensic Autopsy Technician, Evidence Custodian, Property Officer, Community Service Officer, etc. This can be a way to "get your foot in the door" or gain on-the-job experience that will help in getting the job you want later.
To get in this career field you may find you need to move to a different location to get an entry level job. But once you have worked a while in that entry level position you will have the experience required for other jobs.