Some of the skills we found on forensic scientist resumes included "laboratory equipment," "present evidence," and "analytical procedures." We have detailed the most important forensic scientist responsibilities below.
We've found that 80.1% of forensic scientists have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 13.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a forensic scientist. While it's true that most forensic scientists have a college degree, it's generally impossible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every ten forensic scientists did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The forensic scientists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied biology and chemistry, while a small population of forensic scientists studied criminal justice and biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology.
When you're ready to become a forensic scientist, you might wonder which companies hire forensic scientists. According to our research through forensic scientist resumes, forensic scientists are mostly hired by Quest Diagnostics, City of Henderson, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Now is a good time to apply as Quest Diagnostics has 3 forensic scientists job openings, and there are 2 at City of Henderson and 1 at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Since salary is important to some forensic scientists, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Booz Allen Hamilton, Quest Diagnostics, and Union Bank (Oklahoma City Oklahoma). If you were to take a closer look at Booz Allen Hamilton, you'd find that the average forensic scientist salary is $110,614. Then at Quest Diagnostics, forensic scientists receive an average salary of $84,268, while the salary at Union Bank (Oklahoma City Oklahoma) is $76,047.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Quest Diagnostics, BAE Systems, and New Jersey State Police. These three companies have hired a significant number of forensic scientists from these institutions.