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Forensic Science Technicians (19-4092)

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 biochemistry.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 0.0
United States 16700 19100 0.0 500 1600 2400
Job Outlook for Alaska:
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
United States 31.20 17.61 22.33 29.13 38.14 48.51
Alaska 35.63 25.97 28.95 33.11 43.24 47.77

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.