I quit. I'm done. I'm tired.
How many times have you said this to yourself because you're simply too tired of waiting for a break, a foot in the door, something to go your way...anything.
So you decide to quit and go in a different non-forensic direction because you're done. Your forensic career is something you studied for, dreamed about, and went the distance by applying to jobs--many times over.
You find yourself with a forensic related degree (science degree, photography degree, criminal justice degree) and no related job prospects.
So, now what?
Well, you need an income so the option of not working isn't a reality but you CAN create another career goal using the experience you gained by the jobs you didn't get.
Yep, you read that right.
So, what can you do with the degree you earned for the forensic job you didn't get? Forensic science is a very broad topic with many facets in the field. For example, jobs such as private investigations, insurance investigations, and retail loss prevention are all positions that require forensic related training. Security and University Police are agencies that look for candidates with forensic training.
So, before you completely give up, before you say, "I'm done", before you throw in the towel, make sure you've explored all the forensic related jobs you haven't thought of because you didn't know they existed.
Because they do. Just research.