Is it hard to get a job as a forensic anthropologist?

Is it really as hard as people say? I have always wanted to become a forensic anthropologist but I've herd that it's nearly impossible to get a full time job in forensic anthropology. I have no desire to be a collage professor and only take a few cases in my lifetime. I can't think of what else I could do... Can someone help me?

Asked By: Miyuki Raiden - 8/1/2010
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Yep. Very difficult. There is not that great a need for their services to justify a lot of full time positions. In the US, the FBI and the military are about it for full time Forensic Anthropologists. Most of the rest are college professors (like Bill Bass in Tennessee and Kathy Reichs in North Carolina) and museum... More
Answered By: Carol - 8/1/2010
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On one count, you might think the answer is yes -- it 'is' hard -- maybe...maybe not. You have to find out from those who know, who work in this field... More
Answered By: Path Less Travelled - 8/1/2010
My understanding is that there are only about 100 forensic anthropologists working in the entire United States.
Answered By: Shawn - 8/1/2010
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