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Keyword Relevance for: anthropology, social
19-3091.01    Anthropologists

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    10 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
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  • Anthropologists

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Anthropologist
  • Anthropology Instructor
  • Anthropology Professor
  • Applied Anthropologist
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Medical Anthropology Director
  • Physical Anthropologist
  • Political Anthropologist
  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Research Anthropologist

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.


  • Create data records for use in describing and analyzing social patterns and processes, using photography, videography, and audio recordings.
  • Develop intervention procedures, using techniques such as individual and focus group interviews, consultations, and participant observation of social interaction.
  • Explain the origins and physical, social, or cultural development of humans, including physical attributes, cultural traditions, beliefs, languages, resource management practices, and settlement patterns.
  • Formulate general rules that describe and predict the development and behavior of cultures and social institutions.
  • Plan and direct research to characterize and compare the economic, demographic, health care, social, political, linguistic, and religious institutions of distinct cultural groups, communities, and organizations.
  • Teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Conduct anthropological or archaeological research.
  • Conduct research on social issues.
  • Develop methods of social or economic research.
  • Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines.
  • Plan social sciences research.