Forensic Anthropology

(criminal field)

Job description

  • They determine time of death, age, and gender by looking at the bones and dental works.
  • They look at trauma to bones.
  • Work with law enforcement agencies.

Working conditions

  • usually indoors.
  • not may FBI around. (unless if you work in the criminal field.)
  • working over 8 hours a day.
  • have to pay attention to detail.
  • never break concentration.


  • The forensic anthropologists, earn $100,000 per year.
  • $100 to $200 an hour


You need the following:

  • Bachelors degree in anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology or anthropology.
  • Graduate degree in human biology or anthropology.
  • Masters degree
  • P.H degree

What people like and don't like about the job


  • you work with groups usually.
  • you have a nice salary
  • the equipment will help with research

  • you work long, hard hours
  • don't get weekends off
  • not state of the art equipment
  • you work alone at sometimes, maybe a lot
  • you cannot overlook a fracture or other injuries