We’ve all seen crime television shows. “CSI” focuses on the cutting-edge techniques used to gather forensic evidence; “Law & Order: SVU” details the dance between detectives and district attorneys; “Body of Proof” chronicles the methods one medical examiner uses to determine cause and manner of death.
But how do all those people and professions fit together when a real crime occurs?
In order to clearly answer that question, we created this graphic to illustrate who’s who in a crime scene. We also used real-time job search website BurningGlass.com to identify more than 149,000 crime scene-related jobs posted online within the past 12 months.
Our analysis revealed the most common education requirements for each position as well as a median annual salary for each career. It should be noted that both of these factors will vary depending on state-by-state certification policies and the cost of living in a particular location.
If this crime scene guide has piqued your interest, maybe you should consider getting involved and earning a criminal justice degree. Alternatively, if you want to explore a detailed list of these and other law enforcement job opportunities, download our Criminal Justice Career Guide.