Anecdotally speaking, I can say forensics is very competitive right now, and has been for some time. There is a great need for scientific, curious people to try and puzzle together timelines of events from incomplete series' of facts, whether physical in nature (footprints, tire tracks, etc), chemical/biological (DNA, drugs, etc), multimedia (video or audio recordings), computer (computers, cellphones, etc), or otherwise. Lots of young, talented people have recognized that need and are working their way into the field all the time. With a graduate degree, lots of training, and hands-on experience, I thought I would be a standout; as it turns out, nearly all of my colleagues either have a similar background or are working hard towards those same goals.
With that said, if you're a motivated person who wants to enter this sort of field and works hard enough to get in, you'll find yourself in an exhilarating and rewarding industry where you'll get to see places you may have never otherwise visited, you'll be able to help all different kinds of people that (admit it or not) really need your help, and you'll be given a chance to look behind the curtain to try and find out how our world and the people in it really work.
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