With a degree in forensic science, you can work as a crime laboratory analyst. Crime laboratory analysts are scientists who study physical evidence -- such as hair, DNA and bones -- that crime scene investigators bring into a crime lab. A crime laboratory analyst analyzes the physical evidence and helps detectives put together pieces of a crime puzzle based on scientific discoveries.
Another laboratory career option is that of a forensic science technician. As a forensic science technician, you are responsible for collecting and analyzing samples and putting together reports based on your findings. Technicians are often asked to testify in criminal court cases as witnesses or experts and provide scientific information that they discovered. A technician also works closely with the medical examiner who is performing the autopsy to help determine the time of a death.