Anthropologists & Archeologists
Applied Cultural Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Forensic Anthropologist, Researcher
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Collect information and make judgments through observation, interviews, and review of documents.
- Research, survey, or assess sites of past societies and cultures in search of answers to specific research questions.
- Write about and present research findings for a variety of specialized and general audiences.
Math and Science
- sociology and anthropology
Arts and Humanities
- history and archeology
- English language
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- reading work related information
- writing things for co-workers or customers
- 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
- communicate by writing
- read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- use rules to solve problems
- see hidden patterns
- quickly know what you are looking at
- pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Analytical Thinking
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
- IBM SPSS Statistics
- The MathWorks MATLAB
- Microsoft PowerPoint
Geographic information system
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Geographic information system GIS software
Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
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Local Salary Info
- Anthropology & Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
- Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
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