What is it like being a forensic scientist?

It’s not like the TV shows…but better. Once training is completed and you are working your own cases, it’s like being the CEO of your own forensic agency. It’s a good career for those interested in science, technology, and law enforcement. With management support, you should be provided appropriate supervision, mentoring, on-the-job training and refresher training to maintain best practices. You should be encouraged to network and share information with your peers and join professional organizations. A good quality assurance program should be in place as well as standard operating procedures for examinations. Good management will make the job a rewarding experience.