So back on the subject of becoming a forensic anthropologist, this is one of the *extremely rare* times I’ve seen an actual forensic anthropology job opening show up in my inbox. It’s at the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office, and they do a lot of research and present at the AAFS conference every year. Work AND research. This here’s the dream job, y’all.
Now look again at those qualifications and skills. You know how many people are D-ABFA? There are 102 people who have been certified the entire history of the organization and that includes the deceased and retired ones. That shit is not easy. But if it were easy, everyone would do it, as they say.
Anyhow, the point is: you want to be a forensic anthropologist? The best advice I have is to read that job description and consider it a checklist. Here is our work set before us. And with that, I leave you to go work on this freaking thesis so maybe I can get one step closer, too.