Anthropologists and Archeologists

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Description

Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.

Job Outlook

Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Corporations will continue to use anthropological research to gain a better understanding of consumer demand within specific cultures or social groups. Anthropologists also will be needed to analyze markets, allowing businesses to serve their clients better or to target new customers or demographic groups. Archeologists will be needed to monitor construction projects, ensuring that builders comply with federal regulations pertaining to the preservation and handling of archeological and historical artifacts. Because anthropological and archeological research may depend on research funding, federal budgetary decisions can affect the rate of employment growth in research.

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Salary

Average Salary

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$63,670

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$94,580
$46,460
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Education

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Knowledge

  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • History and Archeology
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
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