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Anthropologists and Archeologists

General Information

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.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+4%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$63,940

State-by-state Salary

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$116,770
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 50%
  • Doctoral degree 29%
  • Bachelor's degree 12%
  • Post-doctoral training 5%
  • Some college 1%
  • First professional degree 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

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

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