Friday, 20 February 2015

My forensic scientist report

forensic scientist

I have decided to study a Forensic Scientist because it has always interested me and fascinated me because I think its amazing how its much easier to solve a crime with Forensics. Also how they use DNA samples to track down people.


  • You need to excell in the subjects English, Chemisry, Maths and Biology.
  • Research skills.
  • Practical skills for peforming experiments and operating scientific epuipment.

How long will it take to qualify?

In University to get a degree in Forensic Science it would take around 2-5 years.


Forensic Scientists do get paid very well and thats a reason why it attracts people to get the job. A Forensic Scientist that assists crime investigations usually earn around $40K-$80K a year. A Forensic Scientist that does more research earns around $55K-$130K a year.


In the year 2010 there was only 103 Forensic Scientists in New Zealand. In 2011 there was only 102 Forensic Scientists in New Zealand and in 2012 there was only 109 Forensic Scientists in New Zealand . So the chances of becoming a Forensic Scientist are rather low as also there is strong competition. Maybe applying in a more populated country where there is more likely to be crime would give you more of an opportunity.

The kind of Forensic Scientist i'm interested in becoming, is testing DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) samples.
Even though the chances of becoming a Forensic Scientist is poor, do I still want to be one? YES!! I think the job of a Forensic Scientist is interesting and awesome!!

Made by Honor Cloake

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