U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians
Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
Illustrative examples: Trace Evidence Technician,
Crime Scene Technician,
Broad Occupation: 19-4090 Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
Minor Group: 19-4000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
Major Group: 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010