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Forensic science - best route in?

Computer forensics discussion. Please ensure that your post is not better suited to one of the forums below (if it is, please post it there instead!)
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Forensic science - best route in?

Post Posted: Apr 10, 19 09:17

Hi, I am a 34 year old graduate considering a career change. I have always been interested in forensics and have completed online courses but this is my only experience so far. I work in project management at the moment.

I have a few questions:

1. Am I too old now? I understand forensics in general is competitive and I'd be 40 at least when finished training. Is that going to make it even harder to find work?
2. I have read that forensic science degrees are a bit of a 'fad' and that a preferable route would be a Chemistry degree, is this the case?
3. Will I need a PhD to have any chance of finding work?

I am at the very early stages of investigation into this so not sure which direction I would want to go down in the field, and am really just trying to figure out if it's even worth considering at this stage in my life, so any general advice would be gratefully received.  

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Re: Forensic science - best route in?

Post Posted: Apr 10, 19 11:17

I think you may be posing this question on the wrong forum site. This site caters more towards computer/phone/digital forensics which I'm guessing isn't the forensic field you are interested in as you mentioned a chemistry degree...  

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