Police - Crime Scene Analyst

Career Overview

A crime scene analyst analyzes crime scenes to gather evidence by doing many things including taking pictures and looking for finger prints and/or DNA.


A four-year bachelor's degree in criminal justice, forensic science, chemistry, biology, or a related field will likely be required to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$34,600 /yr
$58,230 /yr
$97,200 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Criminal Justice
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Government
  • Foreign Languages
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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