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Transcript of Forensic Ballistics
$35,000 - $60,000 is the average salary for a forensics ballistic expert. Serving as an aid for an individual person can render higher salaries. Most state jobs come with full benefits, health insurance, 401k, etc. Education Required
Most people in this field of work have a degree in criminology or forensic science, but some have engineering degrees. Pennsylvania State and Syracuse University have the best forensic science programs in the nation. Forensic Ballistics
by Ryan Basso Job Description
Forensic ballistics is the science of analyzing firearm usage in crimes. Work may include analysis of bullets to determine useful information, such as what type of gun was used and where the bullet was fired from. Special Skills Needed
Computer aided design programs, photography, and laser measuring tools are all used in this job. There may also be use of high level math for some calculations. Working Conditions
Most of the work is done in an office, labs, in a gun-testing room, or a court room. Hours of work are dependent upon the individual boss and workload. Job Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, as of 2009, forensic science job opportunities are expected to grow by 31 percent over the next 10 years. Stress Level
Stress is possible, due to high workload or determination to solve a case. Hours of work depend on the place of work and whether the employee is working day or night shifts. How is this related to Law and Justice?
This most common use for this job is to find out more information regarding criminal cases. The information gathered is used as evidence in court and helps lock away dangerous criminals in order to keep the public safe. Works Cited
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