What is the advancement potential in the field of Forensic Science? And what is a typical path?
I was accepted into the Forensic Science program at several schools, one being West Virginia University and would like to know what to expect after receiving my college degree. #forensic #college-major #career-choice #WestVirginiaUniversity #science #college #forensic-science
The path may not be the same for everyone. Much of it depends upon the personality make up and interests of the individual. Getting to know yourself better and getting to know the area of forensic science are very important first steps along your path.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
Superior work performance doesn't ensure programmed promotion. At certain organizations, just forensic scientists with graduate degrees can stand firm on authoritative and supervisory situations. While certification isn't mandatory, it can upgrade vocation possibilities and movement. Numerous forensic scientists procure certification through professional affiliations like the American Board of Criminalistics or the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. The certification interaction as a rule requires a particular blend of preparing and experience, alongside the fruitful consummation of a certification test.