Forensic Expert: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:27)
Jared Vititoe analyzes evidence, tests for controlled substances, prepares reports, and testifies in court. Lab safety is an important part of forensics.
Forensic Expert: Career Beginnings (00:54)
Vititoe graduated with a bachelor's of science with a major in forensic chemistry and minors in biological science and criminal justice. He also received a master's degree in forensic science.
Forensic Expert: Keys for Success (00:32)
It is important for a forensic analyst to be impartial, have good character, and a love for science. You must also be motivates, good at multitasking, and adaptable.
Forensic Expert: Education and Certification Requirements (00:59)
Most forensics employers require a degree in a natural science. Continuing education is required. Testifying in court requires public speaking skills.
Forensic Expert: Workplace Atmosphere (01:40)
Lab hours are regular, but testifying in court requires travel. Testimony is important, but not a time consuming part of the job.
Forensic Expert: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:45)
Vititoe encourages young people to develop a love of science and to understand that their actions have consequences. The field is competitive so it is important to have many skills. Internships and job shadowing can help a person enter the field.
Forensic Expert: A Day on the Job (01:39)
A typical day starts with samples and preliminary tests followed by instrumental and data analysis before a report is created.
Forensic Expert: Industry Goals and Services (00:47)
The main goal is to provide accurate, impartial, and timely scientific analysis for the criminal justice system.
Forensic Expert: Industry Challenges (00:57)
Rapidly evolving chemical compounds require extensive time and resources in order to be analyzed. Law makers consider forensic expertise when drafting legislation.
Forensic Expert: Looking at the Future (01:31)
The field of forensics is constantly evolving. Technology will change the way evidence is analyzed in the future.
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