• October 22, 2021

Forensic psychologist education: Paying more for the right job

Memphis, Tenn.

— The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest job outlook for the profession of forensic psychologist on Monday.BLS chief economist Chris Woodruff said that a total of 1.5 million jobs were projected to be added in the field in 2018, an increase of 13,000 jobs compared with last year.

Woodruff added that the field of forensic psychology will benefit from the continued surge in forensic technology and technologies, particularly those in the area of DNA analysis.

The BLS expects the number of new jobs to reach 1.8 million by 2019, an 11 percent increase from last year and the highest since 2000.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics expects the job outlook to grow from the current 6.2 million to 7.3 million jobs in 2020.

In 2018, more than 1.1 million forensic jobs were created.