Forensic Science is the application of science in law. There are different types of Scientists, some of which have been to University but there are others who have not and these are known as Forensic Practitioners. These people who are looking to become a forensic scientist provide impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations.

The individual will need excellent attention to detail and the ability to remain calm under pressure in stressful situations. Good knowledge in court procedures, government regulations, public safety and security. Ensuring when attending crime scenes all tasks are carried out in the correct procedures. Our forensic science competition is the perfect environment to test and perfect these critical skills.

Are a critical thinker
Are patient
Have good attention to detail
Have great analytical skills
Have the ability to work independently or in a team

Career opportunities

  • Forensic Manager

  • Casework Examiner

  • Public Health Laboratories

  • University Research Departments

Average Salary
Entry Level
+ 5.9%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

Meet our Forensic Scientist role model



Catherine is one of our inspiring Career role models in Forensic Science

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