My career as a cleaner has greatly enhanced my detaild oriented abilities, im able to see stains, holes, finger prints, fibers and more now that I would of expected. My talents for painting has enable me to understand colors and contrasts, which are very important in photography, it has helped me with my sketches and my fingerprint development techniques, it has also helped me determine colors and shades. I also have spent a good portion of my life learning and perfecting photoshop, which is very helpful for photograph enhancements.
I think its better to know something than reaction.
I know how to handle laboratory equipment, use proper pipetting, awareness of the specimen handling requirements including body fluids. At the U of M I handled non-human primate specimens which utilized very strict biohazard procedures to prevent the possibility of fatal encephalitis. I also had to be very organized and carefully handle research information so it went to the right place and not into the wrong hands. From the airlines to the military and healthcare I have handled numerous stressful and time critical situations as well as sensitive material and expensive technology. I feel that the BCA is a place that I am now ready to experience as well as appreciate for its unique testing specialties and well experienced staff. I know the training can be 2-3 years from what I've read and that I will be working with people who are not only skilled but enthusiastic about their jobs for that reason.
What skills are needed in forensic science.
I am extremely hard working and dedicated to this field. I have spent the last 5 years building a skill set that makes me a perfect match for the job you are looking to fill. I am knowledgable, I have a lot of practice working with others whether it be through research, teaching, intellectual discussions or just studying in a group together and hashing out different ideas, I know I will be able to benefit from this job and I also know that my knowledge from a university quite far from here would help this place become even better.