Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?

Take This Career Quiz to See if You're the Right Fit

Updated November 10, 2016

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Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?

You got: Don’t Become a Forensic Scientist!

I got Don’t Become a Forensic Scientist!. Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?
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Based on your answers to the questions on this quiz, you are missing most of the qualities you need to succeed as a forensic scientist. The salary may be a bit lower than you would like and you may not be willing to fulfill the educational requirements.

Forensic scientists need strong writing, problem solving and critical thinking skills; and must have a keen eye for details.

Forensic scientists usually need a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or forensic science. They earn a median annual salary of $56,320.

Find a career that makes good use of your strengths. This will allow you to have a successful career that makes you happy.

Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?

You got: Forensic Scientist Probably Isn’t a Good Career Choice

I got Forensic Scientist Probably Isn’t a Good Career Choice. Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?
Crime scene investigators doing their job on a murder scene.. dmitrimaruta / 123RF

This quiz looked at whether you have the soft skills that will allow you to succeed as a forensic scientist. According to your answers, you have a few, but not enough, of the qualities forensic scientists need. In addition, you may be unwilling to fulfill the educational requirements that will allow you to get a job and the compensation for this occupation may be a bit lower than you would like.

Forensic scientists need strong writing, problem solving and critical thinking skills; and must have a keen eye for details. Forensic Scientists typically need a bachelor's degree in English, journalism or communication. Their median annual salary is $56,320.

Keep looking for a career that is a better fit for someone with your strengths. It will increase your chance of succeeding.

Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?

You got: You Might Be a Good Forensic Scientist

I got You Might Be a Good Forensic Scientist. Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?

According to your answers to the questions on this quiz, you have most of the soft skills you need to be a successful forensic scientist, but not all of them. You may not want to fulfill all the educational requirements and the salary may be unacceptable to you.

Forensic scientists need strong writing, problem solving and critical thinking skills; and must have a keen eye for details.

Forensic scientists usually need a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or forensic science. They earn a median annual salary of $56,320.

Before you move forward, learn more about being a forensic scientist. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field.

Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Forensic Scientist

I got You Were Born to Be a Forensic Scientist. Quiz: Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Forensic Scientist?
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Congratulations! You made a great choice. Your answers to the questions on this quiz show you have all, or almost all, of the qualities successful forensic scientists need.

Forensic scientists need strong writing, problem solving and critical thinking skills; and must have a keen eye for details.

Forensic scientists usually need a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or forensic science. They earn a median annual salary of $56,320.

Although the results of this quiz indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.