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Would forensics be worth going into?

I love math and science I find both of the subjects fun and interesting. I have always been interested in mysteries and stuff like that. I recently started considering Forensics as a career and it has landed top on my list. I want to what people who work in forensics are generally interested in and see if it fits with the things I am interested in.

Thank you comment icon You may not be the one to do all the analytics. Each specialist do their job and report or give expert advise that the forensic expert uses. Forensics are needed after an aeroplane or vehicles crashes or mystical fire incidents, building, dam or bridge structures collapses, industrial hazards or failure of computing systems or financial systems or computing and information systems or likes. Forensic experts moved to the sea bed as divers to investigate how Titanic ship wreck happened. It does not always involves organized crimes like homicides or terrorism scenes. You may special where your personality matches. Forensics is what going into. William Nwaogu

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Ryan’s Answer

Hello! I work as a Crime Scene Investigator for the Detroit Police Department. I also was good at math and science in school and I love mystery solving. It’s the most rewarding part of this work. This field doesn’t pay very well ($40-50,000 to start out with) so I wouldn’t recommend it if money is the most important thing to you. If you want to go to crime scenes, I recommend getting a degree in forensic science from an APAC accredited university, although most places will accept you with just a criminal justice degree. This field is very fun because it’s something different every day and you have to use your brain to try and figure out what happened so you know where to look for evidence. I recommend it if you’re interested in it and the low pay isn’t a dealbreaker.
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Tawney’s Answer

Hi Sophie - I enjoy watching forensics shows and learning how advances in science and technology are helping solve mysteries! That said, I'm not in forensics, yet I love that you're exploring this field as a career option. Every field benefits from people that work in areas of their passion. I did a quick search and learned the following from a Collegerealitycheck.com post in July 2022: "Forensic science is a good career for individuals who would like to collect and analyze evidence using scientific methods in order to solve crimes. Forensic scientists earn 26% more per year than most other professionals. Within the next 10 years, job growth for forensic scientists is projected at 16%."

Hope that information is useful! Best of luck in whatever path you choose.
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William’s Answer

Biology, physical sciences, general knowledge (encyclopedic individual) and some times engineering analysis, computing, surveys (data collection), research, data analytics skills are basically what you need.
Analytical skills and self motivation should be high.
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Jane S.’s Answer

You don’t have to decide on a career NOW! Enjoy the subjects you are taking, and see if you can get a summer internship that can give you the skills you will need in forensics. The job may be boring - things don’t happen in real life as quickly as in a 60-minute show - but you will get a realistic feel for what is done.
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