Kristi Curry Rogers: turned her childhood passion for dinosaurs into a career as a vertebrate paleontologist. She's seen here talking about her work with titanosaurs to the Geological Society of Minnesota.
Kristi Curry Rogers: turned her childhood passion for dinosaurs into a career as a vertebrate paleontologist. She's seen here talking about her work with titanosaurs to the Geological Society of Minnesota.Courtesy Mark Ryan
Are you like me? Has your passion for paleontology remained with you beyond your childhood fascination with dinosaurs and fossils? Do you still yearn to become a paleontologist and uncover the next great sauropod discovery or rare trilobite fossil? Paleontology's not a particularly easy field to get into - and the jobs aren't as numerous as you'd hope - but it can be done. Amy Atwater is a blogger and paleontology intern (like me!) and lists ten things you can do to fulfill your paleo aspirations. Her advice is aimed more toward the female side of the gender spectrum (her column is part of the Huffington Post's Girls in STEM series) but her tips are useful to just about anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the fascinating science of fossils and ancient life.

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