Everest University

When I was young, my mother occasionally asked me, “what job do you want to do in the future?” and my answer was always, “I would like to be a good teacher, help people where they may struggle in”. However, my enthusiasm for teaching has gradually changed during the passing time because I recognized myself in doing Crime Scene Investigations. Looking at things from various perspectives and solving problems is what I enjoy doing. In my opinion, there are both different and similar points between teaching and solving crimes. Within both careers you have the nature of work, duties and responsibilities, and earnings.
First, crime scene investigation and teaching is the nature of the work and personality. People say that “teaching is the engineer of the soul” so a teacher have to be good at moral standards. If a teacher has a bad personality and ignorance of professional knowledge, he or she will create the number of new generation who are harmful to the development of our country and society. On the contrary, although a crime scene investigator does not need compulsory moral standards, they have responsibility for what they do towards the law. For example, if there is a crime that has been committed, they have to guarantee the solvement of the crime through questions and science in order to solve the crime. They also give the victims the hope and closure that is needed to trust in the law. If not, the crime would not be solved and there would be a criminal in the streets and possibly more crimes being committed by the assailant. You would also have discouragement in the law by its citizens.
Second, the major subject of teaching is groups of people who are the most beautiful about dream and soul. Therefore, teachers play an important role in creating them become good citizens. Being a teacher can be one of the most promising joys in the world if you view it as molding and structuring the young minds of our world. It is a teacher’s duty and responsibility to teach their students the knowledge for them to succeed in life. Nevertheless, the major subject of crime scene investigation is not only objects but also human beings. According to the website,, a CSI’s work is often messy, smelly, long and physically demanding. But most CSIs find helping to solve crimes by uncovering the physical evidence rewarding and challenging.
Lastly, there is obviously a difference between teaching and crime scene investigation’s income. Teaching has a higher salary than crime scene investigation. Depending on your degree and where you start of teaching, your pay can range from $42,000-$48,000 for a teacher. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that, as of May 2012, crime scene investigators earned a median annual salary of $94,800 if they worked for a federal governmental agency, compared with just $55,950 a year for local governments and $51,100 for state governments (Occupational, 2015).
Being in either of these two careers, you have to keep close control over your expenses for many reasons. A teacher has a fixed amount per month, and depending on the time frame he or she is working, their income can look as though it is nothing. In contrast, a CSI usually has a higher income than teacher’s income. Although a CSI’s pay yearly is higher than teachers, the reward of being able to solve crimes remains a victory for me.
In conclusion, crime scene investigation and teaching have differences and some similarities such as the nature of the work, subject of operation and income level. With enthusiasm, suspense, mystery, dynamic character, and need about money, I would like to become a crime scene investigator in the future and these are facts deciding whether my will is successful, or not because that is my indulgence. Becoming a CSI is what I have always wanted to be and there for it is what I am aiming towards. I feel this is where I need to be and what will make my life and family’s life all the better.
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Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2015). Retrieved from