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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 14000 14250 14500 14750 15000 15250 15500 15750 16000 16250 16500 16750 17000 17250 17500 17750 18000 1998 2000 2003 2006 2007 2010 2013 Homicide Rates in the United States Forensic Anthropologist Criminology Job Description Educational and Training Requirements The minimum requirements necessary to become a Forensic anthropologist include a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology or a closely related field, a Master's degree in Anthropology and a PhD in Physical anthropology. Additionally,during a time in their education the student must seek out opportunities to gain experience by assisting an established Forensic Anthropologist with case work. After the PhD, there is additional training but it is not a requirement. In order to be a Forensic Anthropologist one must be highly analytical and have an understanding and appreciation for the scientific method as well as for the criminal justice system and legal process. One must also have a good eye. Skills Must:desire to solve puzzles,have emotional separation from work,have good work ethic,convey information to others effectively,use critical thinking, monitor what is going on around, complex problem solving, and time management. Goes to crime scene to assist in the collection of human skeletal remains Cleans up the bones so that they may be looked at Analyzes skeletal remains to establish the profile of the individual Looks at trauma evident on bones to determine cause of death Works closely with investigators and special agents Report writing Develops a biological profile: age, sex, stature, and ancestry. Testifies in a court about the identity of the individual and or the injuries that might be evident in the skeleton 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 50000 55000 60000 65000 70000 75000 80000 85000 90000 95000 100000 Minimum Average Maximum Salary Mercedes Ruiz P.6 Job Duties Job Forecast 2010 2020 21% Career outlook for the field of anthropology is expectedto grow by about 21% between 2010 and 2020. Anthropologyis a highly competitive field. There is more people in school than there are jobs to offer. Very little turnovers occur, people tend to keep this job for much longer. Because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,400 new jobs over the 10 year period. Advantages of being a Forensic Anthropologist PAY FLEXIBILE SCHEDULE JUSTICE HELP TO GIVE AN IDENTITY The salary varies depending on employer and experience. In order for higher pay, you need more years of experience. Years of dedication rewards you with higher positions and the most pay. Each solved and justified case removes another criminal from the streets. Help give back the identity to the once forgotten and bring closure to the family of the deceased. Forensic Anthropologists also have varying schedules depending on their employer. Typical Equipment MicroscopesFume hoodsChromatographs Spectrometers A Labconco fume hood costs around $5000. The price ranges around the thousands area. Prices can begin around $1000. Note: Prices vary depending on brand and price depends on quality of the instrument. The price ranges from the hundreds to the thousands. With limited jobs most anthropologists typically workin research organizations, colleges and universities, museums, consulting firms, private corporations and with the government.Some anthropologists work in the field. Fieldwork in remote areas usually requires travel for extended period of time. Work Environment Forensic Anthropologists examine human skeletal remains, typically in criminal investigations. Forensic Anthropologists work alongside law enforcement agencies regularly working with other forensic specialists and law enforcement officers. Forensic Anthropologists have the ability to tell whether someone died due to homicide, accidental death, suicide, or natural causes. They determine information such as sex, height, age, and time of death.
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