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Goal setting: What are

your goals for your

Law & Public Safety Careers

Social Science Careers
Natural Science Careers

Get into a UC or CSU

Start in a Forensics program
Get a Masters degree
Get a job

Provide a brief
description of the job.
Include the
nature of the work,
environment, the duties
responsibilities, average
work week, etc
Career exploration site 1
Career exploration site 2
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A forensics technician has to 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

Describe key skills,

abilities, and personality
traits important for this

skills and abilities:

Active listening- Giving full attention to what other
people are saying, taking time to understand the points
being made, asking questions and not interrupting
Critical thinking- Using logic and reasoning to
identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative
solutions, conclusions or approaches
Reading comprehension- understanding written
sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Speaking- talking to others to convey information
writing - communicating effectively in writing
Flexibility of closure - The ability to identify or
detect a known pattern
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces
of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes
finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general
rules to specific problems to produce answers that make
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range
(within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and
understand information and ideas presented through spoken

words and sentences.

Written Comprehension - The ability to read and
understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Personality traits:

What is the average or

median salary
range for this career
both nationally and

National: $27.08/ hour

What is the outlook for

the future of this career?
Does research show
growth or decline in

It looks like there is a growth and there is a lot of oppenings.

Describe the education

and training
required for this position.
Are there
any licenses or
certifications required?

The typical education is a Bachelors degree and no need for job


What is your overall

impression of this

Pros: It is something that im passionate about .

After learning more

about this career, are
you still
interested? Would this
career fit with the
lifestyle you want? Does
it match your interests,
personality, skills and
work values?
List two occupations that

Local: $37.11

Cons: nothing
still interested
not interested)
This career is a good match for me because: I love the science

similar careers:

are similar that you may

be interested in

1. Life scientist
2. physical scientist