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In a large crime laboratory, forensic experts usually advance from a technician's position to working independently at one or more special types of analysis. From there they may advance to a position as project leader or being in charge of all aspects of one particular investigation. In smaller labs, one forensic expert may have to fill many roles. With experience, such an expert may progress to more responsible work but receive no advancement in title. Fingerprint classifiers who work for police departments may pursue advancement with a different government agency or apply for positions with the FBI. 

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