Has anyone studies the field of forensics?
I'm debating a career in forensics, investigation. Would like details about the career and education leading up to it. #forensics #forensic-science #science #career
The first step in investing this interesting and challenging area is to get to know yourself better to determine that best path for you to take, as every person's trajectory may be somewhat different.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
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It may range from state to state, but there are no educational requirements for forensic investigation. However, these days, getting a job with education and experience helps. Similar to forensic investigators, there are Medicolegal Death Investigators. Forensic investigators are a part of law enforcement who have jurisdiction over the crime scene. They look for and collect any evidence to help them solve the case. Medicolegal Death Investigators work for the Medical Examiner or Coroner's Office, which has jurisdiction over the body. They look for any evidence that can help determine the time of death and cause and manner of death.