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When we hear about "forensics," we can't help but think about chilling crime scenes, state-of-the-art labs, and miraculous technology - plus all of the drama that comes with working in conjunction with the justice system. Television shows like CSI that feature groundbreaking technology and incredibly talented detectives and forensic analysts forge the basis for our modern conception of forensic science. In fact, the original CSI television series was so popular, it developed into multiple spinoffs, with new series taking place in different cities across the country. Of course, while nothing in reality is quite like what we see on television, there is some truth to the CSI image of forensic science. And just as the television series have made this field of investigation more popular, so too is emerging technology increasing this career field's importance and demand.

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While getting a degree in forensic science does not guarantee you a starring role in any popular television series, it does grant you access to one of several exciting careers. The top six careers choices a forensic scientist might work in include a medical examiner, a crime lab analyst, a crime scene exami