Anthropologist

Average salary: $54,685 - $76,150 per year

Description of Duties

  • Sociocultural Anthropology - Seeks to understand the internal logic of societies through ethnography
  • Archaeology - Retrieves artifacts from the past and places them in context to understand our history and its relevance for today
  • Physical Anthropology - Traces our biological origins, evolutionary development, and genetic diversity
  • Linguistic Anthropology - Seeks to explain the very nature of language and its use by humans
  • Medical Anthropology - Seeks to better understand factors that influence peoples' health and well being
  • Forensic Anthropology - Seeks to identify skeletal, or otherwise decomposed, human remains
  • Business Anthropology - Helps businesses gain a better understanding of their activities and customers
  • Visual Anthropology - Documents everyday life through film making
  • Environmental Anthropology - Believes that the well-being of the environment goes hand in hand with the well-being of people
  • Museum Anthropology - Interprets ethnographic and archaeological collections to the general public


Helpful Skills

ANTHROPOLOGY IN RELATION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Both anthropology and psychology are closely related. Psychology studies man's behavior in relation to the environment. Anthropology is also a comparative study of human behavior and experiences. Both try to understand man in the context of social behavior. In this way, psychology and anthropology are complementary to one another. Psychological knowledge helps an anthropologist in understanding the root causes of human behavior in different cultures, and anthropological studies help the psychologist in calculating the influence of cultural environment of human behavior.