How do I get a job in forensics?
I'm a physics major with a minor in math and Spanish, and I don't know where to go, where to look, or how to get a job in forensics. I have been looking online a lot, but so far I have only found jobs for chemistry and psychology majors. Thank you #jobs #math #career #forensics #jobinforensics #firstjob #forensicscience #physics #spanish
Forensics is also a much broader field than law enforcement. There's forensic engineers looking at why things break; which is probably worth looking into. These days, digital forensics is also a huge field; as a physics student, you've probably done a fair bit with computers and programming; perhaps that's an area of interest for you? Finally, a niche one I've encountered in my field is nuclear forensics; keeping track of "fingerprints" of radioisotope ratios to track, trace, and control nuclear and radioactive material.
Another thought; if it is a more classical police forensics career that your heart's set on, but you're finding your undergrad studies haven't really prepared you for; there's usually postgraduate study options that allow you to convert between scientific fields and learn new specialist areas. This side of the "pond", I'd advise looking at taught MSc forensics courses to boost your qualifications. I'm not sure what the equivalent of postgraduate Masters level study is where you are, but I'm sure there's something similar.
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