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Anthropologists

Overview

Anthropologists study the origin and evolution of humans from a scientific point of view, focusing on the ways of life, physical characteristics, languages, values, customs, and social patterns of people in various parts of the world. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, anthropologists and archeologists, who study evidence and artifacts from past human cultures, hold about 6,400 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Scientific

Career Ladder
Professor

Anthropologist

Research Assistant or Teaching Fellow