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Forensic Science Associate Degree and Programs

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Crime television programs have put the spotlight on forensic science and what crime scene investigators do to gather evidence and clues and document crime scenes. In the real world, they also help in firearms identification, prepare reports on research findings, conduct DNA analysis, and testify about their findings in court cases. If you want to pursue a career in this field, earning an associate's degree in forensic science is a good way to prepare.

Forensic Science Education and Career Training

In order to prepare for a job as a crime scene investigator, online education sites help you receive the career training you need by offering college degree courses such as general chemistry, introduction to criminal justice, anatomy, physiology, law enforcement, and laboratory procedures.

Career Outlook

  • Projected job growth for forensic scientists from 2008 to 2018: 20 percent
  • Average salary for forensic scientists in 2010: $51,570
  • Highest-paying sector: the U.S. government
  • Highest-paying states: Illinois, Virginia and California
  • Most surprising employer: Architectural and engineering firms

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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