Career Path Forecast
Jobs for forensic science technicians are expected to increase by 20
percent from 20008 to 2018, which is much faster than average.
Employment growth in
state and local government should be driven by the increasing
application of forensic science techniques, such as DNA analysis, to
examine, solve, and prevent crime.
In addition to job openings
created by growth, many openings should arise from the need to replace
technicians who retire or leave the labor force for other reasons.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by
the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.