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For: Forensic Science Technicians
SOC Code: 19-4092

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Occupational Description
Occupational TitleOccupational Description
Forensic Science TechniciansCollect, 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.


2015 Occupational Wage Estimates
- Wages Aged to June 2016 -

For: Forensic Science Technicians
AreaEntry WageMedian WageMedian Annual
Statewide$23.45  $28.98  $60,258.00  
Akron MSA$25.44  $29.86  $62,107.00  
Cincinnati MSA$21.90  $30.63  $63,710.00  
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA$20.86  $25.58  $53,211.00  
Columbus MSA$24.70  $29.85  $62,107.00  
Dayton MSA$25.40  $31.17  $64,824.00  
Huntington MSA$11.23  $18.50  $38,463.00  
Southwest Ohio$23.40  $31.03  $64,537.00  
Northeast Ohio$21.88  $28.27  $58,810.00  
Central Ohio$24.69  $29.85  $62,102.00  
West Ohio$25.72  $31.57  $65,663.00  
Northwest Ohio$24.75  $28.98  $60,264.00  


Education Level Needed
For: Forensic Science Technicians
  Associate degree  


Ohio Employment Projections
For: Forensic Science Technicians
2014
Annual
Employment
2024
Projected
Employment
Change in
Employment
2014-2024
Percent
Change
2014-2024
Total
Annual
Openings
340  420  80  23.5%  22  


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