Details Report for:
25-1061.00 - Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Sample of reported job titles: Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology Instructor, Anthropology Professor, Archaeology Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- Analytical or scientific software — ESRI ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst; ESRI ArcGIS Spatial Analyst; IBM SPSS Statistics
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer aided design CAD software — ESRI ArcView 3D Analyst; GibbsCAM
- Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS; Sakai CLE (see all 5 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software ; Microsoft Access
- Development environment software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Flash; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software ; ESRI ArcMap; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software (see all 5 examples)
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Digitizing software; Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
- Web platform development software — Adobe Systems Adobe Shockwave Player
- Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs ; Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Anatomical models
- Automated optical inspection system — White light confocal imaging profilers
- Autopsy chisels or osteotomes — Osteometric equipment
- Axes — Pick axes
- Binocular light compound microscopes — Laboratory binocular microscopes
- Calipers — Digital calipers
- Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
- Desktop computers — Geographic information system GIS workstations
- Dictation machines — Transcribing equipment
- Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras
- Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras; Digital still cameras
- Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
- Drying cabinets or ovens — Laboratory drying ovens
- Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
- Flotation aids — Flotation tanks
- Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Inkjet printers — Poster printers
- Kilns for firing ceramics — Studio kilns
- Laboratory scalpels
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
- Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes — Computed axial tomography CAT scan equipment
- Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners — Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners
- Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Multimedia projection equipment
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
- Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Handheld data recorders
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Polarizing microscopes — Petrographic microscopes; Polarizing light microscope
- Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Power saws — Thin section saws
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Scanners — Color scanners; Computer data input scanners
- Scanning electron microscopes
- Scientific calculator — Digital calculators
- Sculpture accessories — Clay carving tools
- Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
- Soil core sampling apparatus — Bucket augers
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Spectrometers — Energy dispersive x ray fluorescence EDXRF spectrometers
- Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Reflected light microscopes; Stereo microscopes
- Tablet computers
- Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
- Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
- Theodolites — Reflectorless total stations; Survey levels
- Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Guide class discussions.
- Evaluate student work.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Conduct anthropological or archaeological research.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Maintain student records.
- Prepare tests.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Supervise laboratory work.
- Write grant proposals.
- Write reports or evaluations.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Direct department activities.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Evaluate scholarly materials.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
|Title||Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).|
|Related Experience||Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.|
|Job Training||Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.|
|SVP Range||(8.0 and above)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|19-3091.00||Anthropologists and Archeologists Bright Outlook|
|25-1042.00||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1062.00||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1064.00||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1065.00||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1067.00||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1125.00||History Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1126.00||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$89,220 annual|
|Employment (2019)||7,200 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Average (3% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||600|
|Top industries (2019)||
Educational Services (100% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- African Studies Association
- American Anthropological Association
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Association of Physical Anthropologists
- American Ethnological Society
- American Society for Ethnohistory
- Archaeological Institute of America
- Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania
- Latin American Studies Association
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Register of Professional Archaeologists
- Society for American Archaeology
- Society for Applied Anthropology
- Society for Historical Archaeology
- Society for Medical Anthropology