Is there a way for me to know if crime scene investigation is a job I would like without having to go through years of college and training before realizing I don'tactually enjoy the job?
I've been wanting to be a crime scene investigator since middle school but I hear people talk about going to college for many years because they keep changing their majors. The most common reason why is because they said once they got into the actual courses for their major or career fields, they didn't like the job as much as they thought they would. Thank you! #law #criminology #crime #pre-law #investigation #scene #criminal-investigation
My suggestion would be to talk to local police forces to see if they have any kind of intern program or on the job learning program that you could go thru to see if it is truly a career that you might like to purse. Additionally you might ask if you could do a ride along one day or night and visit crime scene with them and observe them in action to get a true understanding of the job duties and what it takes to be a crime scene investigator.
Andrea Caddigan CHRP
I would agree with Donna. Try to speak with people in the field. Also try professors of that field as they are more likely to take time as well to answer your questions and usually they have experience in the field.