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I am looking forward for opting forensics science as a profession. And i need guidance regarding this.

I will be completing my Masters in Biotechnology.
And i have a keen interest in studying human anatomy, physiology. #biology #forensic #science


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John’s Answer

I believe that forensic science is mostly used by law enforcement and so you will likely need to get a PhD.

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Angie’s Answer

So I've been a LEO and am a Medicolegal Investigator. Forensic science, as in DNA and lab based investigation can be obtained through college curriculum in specific fields. Firearms, biological examination of organic matter, anthropology, etc. You can move in a law enforcement direction and become certified in many different areas. Fatal accidents, homicides, sex crimes etc. Nursing degrees are highly favored in these types of investigative positions as well. There are internships offered in facilities for pursuing this field of work.

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Estelle’s Answer

I have a good friend who is a forensic scientist. One of the biggest challenges she faces is the difficult situations when she is called in from the coroners office to investigate a death. Most of the time she does her job with little mental stress, but some times due to the situation or the person who died, it stress her greatly mentally. Otherwise the lab work is very typical and could get repetitive at times and somewhat boring. You have the credentials necessary, but I would suggest taking some classes in forensic science, especially the ones concerning work with the police and legal systems. You will be called upon to investigate deaths and give your expert opinion on what happened and when it happened. You will need to know the legal aspects, chain of custody, confidentiality, how to present you opinion to the court etc.

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