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Forensic Anthropology

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Liliana Valero

on 17 December 2014

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Transcript of Forensic Anthropology

Bachelor's degree in science such as:
Anthropology, biology, anatomy,or chemistry
Also, a Masters in Anthropology
And a PhD. specialized in Forensic Anthropology
Boston University of Medicine in Boston, MA
University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN
University of Dundee in the United Kingdom
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Mercyhurst College Erie, PA
Job Desription:
Skeletal structures analysis
DNA analysis
what caused the death
identify bodies of humans that died during earthquake, tsunami, or other natural disasters
Often work in groups with other specialists
Also testify in court
Median annual wage is of $57,420 in May 2012. Specialist who were at the lowest 10% earned less than $33,330 per year, those in the top ten earned ,more than $91,140 per year.
Benefits and Retirement:
Benefits~Since most Forensic Anthropologist work as professors in either Colleges or Universities the get:
Sick Leave
Paid Vacation
If employed by State or Federal law or enforcement agency they will receive the same benefits.
Retirement~Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.
Forensic Anthropolgy
By: Liliana Valero
To become a Forensic Anthropologist you will need training such as:
Doctoral program which contributes to hand-on lab experience
The last two years of the program are usually spent in labs or internships
After graduation you will continue with the program under supervision of a educated Anthropologist
The following classes would be to your advantage in high school:
Principles of Health Science (.5)
Health Science Technology I (1)
*Medical Terminology (.5)
*Health Science Technology II (2)
*Anatomy and Physiology (1)
*Medical Microbiology (.5)
*Pathophysiology (.5)
Work Environment:
Schools (universities and Colleges)
Research Organizations
Consulting Firms
Private Corporations
As a Forensic Anthropologist I would work regular business hours. When doing field work, however, we made be required to travel and work long hour,that includes evenings and weekends.
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