Crime Scene Analyst

What Does A Crime Scene Analyst Do?

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.

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How Do I Become A Crime Scene Analyst?

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.

What is the Average Salary For A Crime Scene Analyst?

High – 101,000
Median – 61,000
Low – 34,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Crime Scene Analyst?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Government

What Is The Work Environment For A Crime Scene Analyst?

A crime scene analyst can work for police departments, crime laboratories, or the medical examiners office. this job may require night and weekend work as well as long hours at times.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Crime Scene Analyst?

Competition for these positions will likely be very strong because of the large numbers of people who would like to do this work.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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