At CSI Academy, we train students in the fundamentals and cutting-edge
developments of forensic investigation. In our state-of-the-art facility,
we train citizens, private detectives, and law enforcement professionals
in the best practices of crime scene investigation as well as providing
accurate and effective testimony. But what jobs are available to our course
Below, we have outlined jobs that are
currently available to those trained in crime scene investigation, their duties, and the possible
salaries available. As science advances and the criminal justice system
continues to require expert investigative techniques, these jobs will
continue to be in demand.
Crime Scene Investigator ($39,000 to $60,000)
Crime Scene Investigators gather and process physical evidence found at
a crime scene, and they also are directly responsible for the integrity
and utility of the crime scene as well. They will also ensure that photographic
evidence is gathered, potentially for use in a criminal trial later. They
work in tandem with investigators, providing scientific findings and scene analysis.
In addition, Crime Scene Investigators conduct extensive lab tests and
comparisons on physical evidence—mainly regarding the discovery
and gathering of fingerprints. They are also responsible for staying updated
on the latest techniques for finding, gathering, and preserving evidence.
Their extensive scientific work also makes them useful witnesses because
they can provide expert testimony in trial. For information, follow the
Crime Scene Specialist ($40,000 to $57,000)
This position is usually filled by civilians who work in the Forensic Services
Section in city police departments. Crime Scene Specialists are directly
responsible for finding, identifying, and gathering evidence under the
supervision of a Crime Scene Unit Supervisor. Making sure that evidence
is preserved correctly is the main concern of a Crime Scene Specialist.
Their specific duties include photography and gathering evidence for:
- And more
These are just two of several dozen positions open throughout the country
for forensic professionals. For more information about available positions,
salaries, and qualifications,
follow this link.