Career Outlook for Forensic Science Technicians

Also known as:  Ballistic Technician, Ballistician, Ballistics Expert, Crime Lab Technician, Crime Scene Technician, Criminalist Technician, Fingerprint Expert, Forensic Analyst, Forensic Science Technician, Handwriting Expert
The overall job outlook for Forensic Science Technician careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 34.24 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.71 percent per year. Demand for Forensic Science Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 2,910 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.94 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Forensic Science Technicians in the following states
California 1,710
Florida 1,470
Texas 1,030
Arizona 680
Illinois 580
Maryland 520
North Carolina 440
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Forensic Science Technicians
Wyoming 40
Montana 40
West Virginia 40
New Hampshire 40
New Jersey 60
New Mexico 60
Hawaii 70