Career Details for Anthropologists

Anthropologists

Also called:

Professor, Professor of Anthropology, Researcher, Scientist

What they do:

Research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.

On the job, you would:

  • Teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology.
  • Plan and direct research to characterize and compare the economic, demographic, health care, social, political, linguistic, and religious institutions of distinct cultural groups, communities, and organizations.
  • Collect information and make judgments through observation, interviews, and review of documents.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Math and Science

  • sociology and anthropology
  • geography

Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • history and archeology

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Communications

  • multimedia

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

trophy ABILITIES

Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Achievement/Effort

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop

Video creation and editing software

  • Apple iMovie
  • Microsoft Windows Movie Maker

book EDUCATION

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master's degree or
doctoral degree usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BELOW AVERAGE

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

SALARY
$63,190


per year, on average
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