Topics: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Police Pages: 3 (951 words) Published: February 27, 2013
Description of the career and the position you would like to obtain. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR

Criminal investigators are the minds behind investigation. They can investigate a variety of crimes. It’s a difficult and demanding occupation that requires lots of patience, hard work, and determination. They also collect forensic evidence, such as fibers, hairs, weapons or tissue samples, to determine its significance in criminal investigation. Crime scene investigators are typically forensic scientists or field analysts who have been specially trained to preserve and collect evidence Why you chose that career?

I chose this career because for a long time I’ve always been good a t looking over things thoroughly and playing search and find games and being really good at them, an then my mom got me watching investigation TV shows and I really started to get into them and liked the way they we’re detailed and back tracked and did all this cool stuff and it just really got my attention. Educational requirements including: minimum education, continuing education requirements such as those required to maintain certification, and the benefits of advanced education. Education requirements for criminal investigator may vary depending on the employing agency. Most investigators are required to have a high school diploma and at least one or two years of college experience and/or a college degree. The most applicable education for work as a criminal investigator is a bachelor’s degree in forensic science, forensic anthropology or forensic biology. Educational backgrounds, including general studies and criminal justice, although graduates of these programs may be required to complete additional forensic training, many schools also offer certificate or 2-year degree programs in crime scene investigation. Completion of a 4-year degree in biology or chemistry is also acceptable for this line of work and may offer greater career flexibility, if an individual chooses to transition out...
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