Forensic Scientist Vs. CSI Forensic Scientist

Crime scene investigators collect and catalog evidence.

Crime scene investigators collect and catalog evidence.

Forensic science is a flourishing field, especially for women. According to an August 2012 article in The Washington Post, unlike other scientific disciplines, forensic science will likely be led by females. And William Whilden, who started the forensic sciences program at George Washington University, says that 90 percent of his students are female. Both forensic scientists and CSI forensic scientists play a crucial role in forensic science; however, there are distinct differences between the two.

CSU Forensic Scientist Duties

Forensic Scientist Duties

Job Variety

Educational Requirement

2016 Salary Information for Forensic Science Technicians


About the Author

Terri Williams began writing professionally in 1997, working with a large nonprofit organization. Her articles have appeared in various online publications including Yahoo, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report University Directory, and the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy at Loyola University Chicago. Williams has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Photo Credits

  • Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images