About the job:

What you do

As an Anthropologist, your job is to study human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, the biology and behavior of primates, and even our own buying habits. Studying Anthropology teaches you to think outside your cultural experience in order to find creative solutions to social and organizational problems.


The tough stuff

As an Anthropologist, you may have to: 

  • Accept a lower-than-average salary (Anthropologists working in Education report the lower salary range) 
  • Face competition since the market is small
The cool stuff

As an Anthropologist, you will get to:

  • Be exposed to all kinds of people. Anthropology is a discipline that thrives with diversity - in people, ideas and research methods.
  • Have the oopportunity to pursue several career paths as an Anthropologist (In Academia, Non-Profit, Corporate or Government settings)
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week
  • Extra hours might be required

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Sociology
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
  • Humanities
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor's in Anthropology                                          
  • Master's degree or PhD in Anthropology
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities