How would I apply to become a forensic analyst after I got my degree?
I'm curious as to how I would become a forensic analyst after i got my degree.
What I mean is that I'm confused as to where I would go to apply and how I would learn how to do my job. I'm also curious as to whether I'd need to travel long distances to investigate crime scenes.
For on-the-job learning that isn't covered by your degree, you'll need to apply for positions with "Entry level" qualifiers, plus ones that offer training opportunities as part of your duties. These are also things that can be brought up in the pre-hire interview.
In terms of actually finding and applying to jobs, I'd recommend a few things. Go to career fairs that feature STEM or laboratory-type work. Look around organization websites for "Careers", "Jobs", "Hiring", or "HR" information. Use your instructors for guidance in finding list-servs or other groups where job openings will typically be circulated. See if there are any professional organizations for your particular field, and network through them. Don't be afraid to explore internship opportunities if they make sense for you financially, and pay special attention to those that typically lead to direct hire at the end. Leverage LinkedIn and other social media/job posting sites to best match you with what you're trying to do. Most importantly, when given the chance, ALWAYS ask questions. Good luck.