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Forensic Engineer
“CSI”
Forensic engineering is the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property.
The Job
Forensic engineers investigate to locate cause or causes of failure with a view to improve performance or life of a component, or to assist a court in determining the facts of an accident.
Work Environment
Varies widely
College Majors
Chemistry, Materials Science
Minimum Qualifications
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Quick Facts
    Compensation and Outlook
    Median annual wages of materials scientists in May 2008 were $80,230. The middle 50 percent earned between $59,180 and $102,180. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,670, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $124,010. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, beginning salary offers in July 2009 for graduates with a bachelor's degree in chemistry averaged $39,897 a year.
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    1/7/2012 6:31:50 AM
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