Alongside forensic pathologists, forensic anthropologists are the most sought after forensic scientists on the job market currently. Open positions are most commonly found in government institutions, universities, as well the private sector, like consulting firms.
Currently, the U.S. is faced with a shortage of licensed forensic anthropologists, a job on demand.i
Forensic Anthropologist Job Description
A forensic anthropologist is a trained physical anthropologist, licensed as an expert in bone analysis.Their expertise is applied to analyzing and identifying the remains of deceased individuals in attempt to deduce the causes of death. Education-wise, a Ph.D. in physical anthropology, with a focus on osteology is required.
Forensic Anthropology Salary – an entry-level position may start at $25,000 to $30,000. An experienced professional may make $75,000 to $95,000.
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Be sure to check the articles in the Forensic Anthropology series:
Forensic anthropology explained
The salary, education and requirements for a forensic anthropologist
Forensic anthropology schools
Forensic anthropology videos
How forensic anthropologists find out information from bones