While we all understand that a certain level of a background check is always conducted when we apply for a job with a company, a lot of people are actually surprised when they are asked to also provide a finger print for a livescan. While this might not be usual for all the industries, it is quite useful for government positions, positions related to educating children, and for people working in medicine. So if you are applying for a job in any of these industries, or a few others where this type of background check is common, then you do not need to worry as it is simply routine. However, to help you fully understand why this does happen in certain industries, we will discuss some of the reasons a fingerprint livescan might be used by an organization.
For some companies, the work that they are doing is actually quite sensitive and it is not information that can be openly given out or be spoken about. In other cases, the job might require you to be a person who can be trusted with information or keep you responsible for some important work. In that case the organization will need to know that you do not have a criminal background or that you have not been associated with groups or organizations that would create a situation with a conflict of interest with a new job. Furthermore with jobs like these, you have to be telling the truth, so the fingerprint scan will prove that all your details, from you date of birth, actual name, and other identifiable details are true. Since you are going to be incharge of sensitive information, or minors, or new types of medications, you have to be free of any sort of suspicious activities from your past actions.