Day in the Life
work under a wide variety of conditions. Most work indoors, usually in
laboratories, and have regular hours. Some occasionally work irregular
hours to monitor experiments that cannot be completed during regular
working hours. Forensic science technicians may work anywhere, both
indoor and outdoor.
technicians may be exposed to hazards from equipment, chemicals, or
toxic materials. For example, forensic science
technicians often are exposed to human body fluids and firearms.
However, these working conditions pose little risk if proper safety
procedures are followed. For forensic science technicians, collecting
evidence from crime scenes can be distressing and unpleasant.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by
the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.