- City/County government organizations including police departments, correction facilities, county sheriff departments, liquor control commission
- State government organizations including state troopers, crime labs, penitentiaries
- Federal government organizations including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Homeland Security, Postal Service, Federal Marshals, wildlife/fisheries/parks, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Parks Service
- Crime laboratories
- Colleges and universities
Information & Strategies
- Obtain related training or certifications such as CPR, first aid, or EMT.
- Complete a formal police academy program upon graduation.
- Maintain a healthy and physically fit lifestyle.
- Volunteer to work in a police department or campus safety department.
- Complete an internship in a crime laboratory to gain experience in the forensic application of science.
- Obtain a double major in criminal justice and a hard science (biology, chemistry, or biochemistry) if interested in a career in forensics.
- Consider earning a master's degree in forensic science or related discipline.
- Become familiar with the government application process.
- Learn a second language.