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.View more Day in the Life videos »