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Dawn Rosenberg McKay

Weekly Career Profile: Anthropologists

By December 11, 2013

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Six Things to Know About Anthropologists:

  • They study the origin, evolution and behavior of human beings.
  • There are physical, cultural and linguistic anthropologists.
  • They work for colleges and universities, research organizations, museums, governments and private consulting firms.
  • Employment is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2020 but this will not result in a large number of jobs because anthropology is a relatively small field.
  • One must usually have at least a master's degree to work in this field but jobs at colleges and universities require a doctorate degree.
  • The median annual salary in the United States is $56,070.

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