Forensic Science Technician Career
Forensic Science Technicians use science in the service of criminal and civil laws. The field includes analyzing artwork for forgeries, retrieving digital information, identifying drugs and toxins within the body, DNA and fingerprint analysis and the collection of crime scene evidence. Many Forensic Science Technicians work alongside the police to analyze evidence and solve crimes.
Forensic science technicians can work in a lab environment with steady full-time hours, but often they are on call to work overtime and analyze new crime scenes. Small police departments may only have one part-time forensic specialist, but larger cities and state forensic specialists are busier and may travel often. Forensic science technicians can work exclusively in laboratories, but many crime scene analysts collect the evidence themselves.