WIRED Occupation Report
for Forensic Science Technicians (19-4092) in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Occupational Description Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
Employment Projections for Forensic Science Technicians in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.Data Sources and Limitations
Wages (All Industries, 2010) for Forensic Science Technicians in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
State of Oregon License Information for Forensic Science Technicians
Current Job Openings for Forensic Science Technicians in the Oregon Portion of the WIRED Region There are no openings for this occupation in the WIRED region.
Major Industries of Employment for Forensic Science Technicians in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Educational Requirements for Forensic Science Technicians Workers typically need a Bachelor's degree to enter this occupation. Those with a Master's Degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Forensic Science Technicians
Schools and Training Providers for Forensic Science Technicians The training providers listed below offer one or more of the following programs:
Graduates and Program Completers for training programs related to Forensic Science Technicians No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Employment Service Job Applicants - January 2011 for Forensic Science Technicians in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Occupational experience is largely self-reported. Applicants counts include only those registered with the Oregon State Employment Department and the Washington State Employment Security Department. They do not represent all job applicants across the WIRED region. Applicants in Oregon may be listed under multiple occupational categories, so summing applicant counts across occupational classifications will result in some double-counting.Source: Oregon Employment Department, Washington State Employment Security Department
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