Crime Scene Cleanup
When some people picture the perfect job, they imagine a 9am to 5pm job in an office doing the same basic tasks day in and day out. Other people find the monotony of the same job everyday and the same schedule everyday boring. There are people who enjoy being called to work with a moments notice and not knowing what they are walking into. If you are one of these people, a career in crime scene cleanup is something to look into.
A crime scene cleanup technician would come into a crime scene after the police have cleared the scene, evidence has been collected by forensics, and the victims body has been removed. A crime scene cleanup technician would be called in in cases of a homicide, a suicide, an attack where cleanup is needed, and severe hoarding cases.
It is necessary for a crime scene cleanup tech to have a very strong stomach. When entering the crime scene, a crime scene tech should expect to walk into a scene with massive amounts of blood, human waste and tissue. In cases of severe hoarding, where homes have been neglected for many years and are unkempt, you should be prepared to see rotten food, human waste, and even animal caucuses. As a crime scene cleanup tech, you will never know what you are walking into or what you will find. It is necessary to always be ready for the worst possible conditions and very disturbing scenes.
Because nobody can predict when a violent crime might happen or when a home is about to be condemned due to severe hoarding, the job of a crime scene cleanup tech is not a 9am to 5pm job. The crime scene tech can be called in anytime that you are scheduled to be on call, anytime day or night.
Crime scene cleanup techs do not require an extensive education. A minimum of a GED should be suffice. Because a crime scene clean up tech needs to be able to clean a scene safely, without risking your own health or the health of those around you, there are certain certifications that need to be acquired before you can begin working as a crime scene cleanup tech. A crime scene cleanup tech will need to safely handle and transport blood and human waste.
Crime scene cleanup companies also require that their crime scene cleanup techs are physically able to handle the job. Some jobs require heavy lifting. There are cases where furniture has been destroyed and must be removed from the home. If a certain section or even the whole carpet was ruined, it will need to be ripped up and removed during the crime scene cleanup. If a crime scene tech is assisting in an extreme hoarding cleanup, the majority of that job is heavy lifting. It is necessary for a crime scene cleanup tech to be able to physically handle any job.
Anyone with a criminal background need not apply for a job as a crime scene cleanup tech. A background check is done on all applicants. A drug test will also be required upon hiring as well as random drug testing throughout employment.
A crime scene cleanup tech can expect to make up to $50,000 a year. It depends on the crime scene cleanup company that you are working for and your job experience.
Crime scene cleanup techs can have a very exciting career.
Crime Scene Cleanup