Forensic Science Technicians:

Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $54,190.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 469
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 15.12 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Perform handwriting analysis
Determine object trajectories
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze forensic evidence to solve crimes
Analyze biological material samples
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Examine biological material specimens
Analyze blood samples
Analyze organic compounds
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Perform scientific research
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Analyze medical or health data
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Interpret research or operational data

Getting Information

Perform crime scene reconstruction
Gather physical evidence
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Conduct field research
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect scientific or technical data
Review engineering data or reports
Read service or repair manuals associated with precision equipment operation or maintenace
Analyze legal questions
Analyze evidence or facts
Conduct clinical investigations
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Conduct biological research

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