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This career falls under the Therapeutic Services cluster.

I've chosen it for reasons such as:
• Self-satisfaction in watching patients improve; helping patients in need of psychological help.
• Learn interesting things relating to psychology/mental health.
• Work doing something interesting that also allows for gaining knowledge and wisdom from experience.

Qualities/Abilities Required
Patience; This is needed when working with patients, some of which may be more difficult to deal with than others.
Compassion and Empathy; Psychologists should be able to connect with their patients and understand where they're coming from.
Knowledge in field; Clients are trusting your skill/experience in psychology and expect proper treatment/help.
What is Forensic Science?
Forensic Science which is often shortened for "Forensics" and also known as "Medical Jurisprudence" relates to the law and is the application of the scientific method to solving mysteries.
This career fall under Support Services and the reason why I chose this career was because, of the good feeling of keeping the bad off the streets and helping the good.
The satisfaction of helping others is a great feeling.
Branches of Forensic Science
Forensic Dentistry
Forensic Behavioral Sciences
This is an important branch of Forensic Science that involves diseases and their affects.
In this branch of Forensic Science, you learn to provide information that allows the police to discern the cause of someone’s death; natural or unnatural.

In this branch of Forensic Science you learn how to analyze various pieces of evidence found at different crime scenes.
This includes fingerprints, urine and blood samples to help identify criminals and different criminal activities.
Forensic anthropology involves analyzing the remains of natural disasters, terrorist attacks and plane crashes.

Forensic dentistry focuses on criminal and civil cases where you identify victims by means of scrutinizing their dental records or bite marks
This branch of Forensic Science deals with the psychological side of criminals

What Is Psychology?
Psychology deals with understanding how the mind works and how our behavior is affected by certain factors.
Types of Psychologists
Counseling Psychologists
Developmental Psychologists
Talk to patients and foster positive mental health and personal growth.
Research changes in behavioral patterns over a person’s life; aim to correct behavioral disorders caused by improper development
Educational Requirements
Psychologists need a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in psychology. Practicing psychologists also need a license or certification.
To become licensed, they need some form of experience (internship, residency programs, etc.).
Schools: Stanford University, University of California–​Berkeley, University of California–​Los Angeles, Harvard University, Yale University, etc.
CEU's Required
Must complete 40 hours of continuing education during every two-year license period, of which:
6 must be in ethics with no less than 3 category I ethics,
a minimum of 20 credit hours must be earned in category I courses,
no more than 20 credit hours will be granted for category II activities.
Working Conditions
For those who prefer less crowded environments, they can work alone, which could include independent research or counseling patients individually.
Cost of education and training, competitive field; clients will want what’s best for them. Requires patience and diligence. Some clients may be dangerous/unwilling. Risk of secondary trauma to the psychologist.

Requirements For Forensic Scientist & Outlook
Employment Facilities
Many psychologists work in public schools; others may work in private schools, universities, hospitals and clinics, community treatment centers, and independent practice.
Income in the forensic sciences varies greatly depending upon your degree, your actual job, where you work, and how many hours you work. The average salary for Forensic Science in Miami, Florida is $56,097.
Bachelor Degree needed
They may work for federal, state and local ­government, forensic laboratories, medical examiners offices, ­hospitals, universities, toxicology laboratories, police departments, medical examiner/coroner offices, or as independent forensic science consultants.
Areas Forensic Scientists look into
Digital & Multimedia Sciences
Engineering Sciences
Physical Anthropology
Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Questioned Documents
Forensic Scientist Schools:
Salary and Job Outlook
22% (2010-2020)(higher than average)
Boston University: Features a biomedical forensic sciences department
California State University: Contains a National Science Foundation funded Center for Environmental Analysis
Columbia College: Offers a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
University of Illinois at Chicago: Forensic science offered through the College of Pharmacy
Youngstown State University: Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
$68,640 (median annual wage of psychologists in May 2010)
Forensic scientists receive certification from one or more of the forensic specialty boards such as the American Board of Criminalistics, the American Board of Forensic Entomology, or the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners.
Forensic scientists work in laboratories, at crime scenes, in offices, and in morgues.
Courses covered during training:

Blood Spatter
Interviewing Witnesses
Threat Assessment
Forensic Photography
Expert Witness Testimony
Basics of Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Archaeology
Setting Up a Cold Case Unit
Certification is encouraged to enhance professional qualifications, growth and career progression.

*Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
*Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
*Using mathematics to solve problems.
*Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
*Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
*Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
*Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules.
*Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
*Identify or detect a known pattern that is hidden in other distracting material.
*Quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
Jobs may increase by 19% (About as fast as average)

To receive the Certificate in Forensic Science Investigation, students are required to attend no less than 200 hours of instruction by attending five 40 hour seminars or the student may complete several short seminars ranging in length from 8-24 hours.
Positive & Negative
*The pros of being in forensic science are the many different fields available to work in, such as toxicology, biology or crime scene investigations.
*Another pro is that the work you perform contributes to the legal justice system.
*Cons include being exposed to dangerous or harmful chemicals and the pressures of being accurate in findings.
*The hours of a forensic science major is a con in most employment opportunities because the job is not a typical day job and requires working around the clock.

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