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Crime Scene Photographer

Crime Scene Photographer

Description: Photograph legal evidence at crime scenes, in hospitals, or in forensic laboratories.

Knowledge Required: English, photography, law and government, public safety and security, clerical

Skills: Complex problem solving, critical thinking, writing, active listening, reasoning

Career Path: Many universities, community colleges, and online schools offer degrees in crime scene investigation as well as classes in photography. While in school, you should pursue a job shadow to get a sense of the job and have a connection once you graduate.

Best Cities for this job: Metropolitan areas have more jobs and higher wages for forensic science technicians. Los Angeles and Oakland are two of the top paying cities for the job.

Median Annual Income: National: $62,100 CA: $79,200

Future Growth: Employment opportunities over the next decade are expected to increase 17% nationally and 27% in California.

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