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Forensic Science Technicians
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or $29.13 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
25% (No worries)
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (53)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (35)
Assisting and Caring for Others (34)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Forensic Science Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 15.6% by 2030
'Forensic Science Technicians' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Forensic Science Technicians' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Forensic Science Technicians' was $60,590, or $29.13 hourly
'Forensic Science Technicians' are paid 44.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as forensic science technicians?
As of 2020 there were 16,640 people employed as Forensic Science Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.012% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Forensic Science Technicians.
Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
SOC Code: 19-4092.00
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