A career in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation specialty typically requires that applicants hold at minimum a Bachelor's degree in Forensic Science.

Since it is important to know the various techniques to maintaining a clean crime scene and not disturbing potential evidence, most agencies want to be assured that graduates have received ample education through bachelor's level programs.

Even after completion of a bachelor's level program, most organizations require that new employees take part in team training prior to being released to work in the field.

School Level Program Admissions
Utica College Bachelor Bachelor's in Criminal Intelligence Analysis Website
Michigan State University Master Master of Science in Criminal Justice Website
Utica College Bachelor BS in Criminal Justice Website
Saint Joseph's University Master MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence & Crime Analysis Website
Utica College Master MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics Website
Campbellsville University Associate AS in Criminal Justice Administration Website
Aurora University Bachelor BA in Criminal Justice Website
Point University Bachelor Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Website
Utica College Bachelor BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Website

Quality assurance is a major point for any forensic science career, so continuing education and training may also be a part of working as a technician.

Areas of the United States such as California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and New York have shown higher prevalence for forensic science technicians than other states, likely due to the populations and crime rates of these areas.

The current highest earnings for forensic science technicians can be found in California, where the annual mean wage is $80,150 per year (BLS; 2016).

Take this into consideration when deciding where you want to work and where to find the most opportunity. You should research your respective state to determine the health of the job market prior to enrolling in a degree program.