How to Become an Anthropologist

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Anthropologist Job Description

Anthropologists study, analyze and interpret various aspects of human and non-human primate society and culture. They create theories and perform research regarding the biological and cultural makeup of human beings and their primate kin in order to prove or disprove those theories.


Anthropologist Job Duties

• May specialize in geographic regions, time periods or subspecialties such as linguistic anthropology, medical anthropology, cultural anthropology and others

• Formulate theories within specified subject matter

• Plan and conduct research studies in order to prove or disprove theories

• Write and prepare reports on findings

• May act as advisor or consultant to businesses, government agencies and other organizations

• May present findings at conferences, seminars, academic lectures and other speaking engagements


Scholarships for Becoming an Anthropologist

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Anthropologist. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Becoming an Anthropologist: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Anthropologist. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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