Career Description

Forensic lab technicians are required to conduct investigations for different cases being fought in the court and provide scientific evidences for the same. They need to work in association with the police officers, lawyers and other legal personnel and help them fetch the key findings for different cases by conducting investigations. These professionals play a major role in solving criminal cases.

How to become a Forensic Lab Technician

In order to become a forensic lab technician you are required to undergo a degree in forensic science. You may also pursue a degree in crime technology. One needs to have a thorough knowledge about the use of lab equipments and also have an eye for detail in order to get into this field.

Forensic Lab Technician career courses, training, programs

A degree course in forensic science or crime technology is required for becoming a forensic lab technician. These courses provide specialization in scientific crime detection, criminal investigation and evidence, court procedures and investigative photography. Most of these programs are of two years. It is essential to take up science and mathematics subjects, and score good grades in high school if you intend to get admission in these courses.

Forensic Lab Technician career schools/ colleges, education

A number of colleges and universities have started offering courses in this field with the increasing demand of these professionals. It is essential to attain good grades in the high school if you aim to get admission in one such course at a college/ university of good reputation.

Top 5 colleges/ universities

  1. Harvard University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Stanford University
  4. Yale University
  5. University of California, Los Angeles

Forensic Lab Technician job opportunities, salaries/pay

There is a good scope in this profession and more and more people are looking forward to joining this stream these days. The average salary of a forensic lab technician is $21.16 per hour.