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Anthropologists
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 65

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $33.04 - $52.80

Typical Annual Salary: $68,700 - $109,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology.
  • 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.
  • Collect information and make judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
  • Write about and present research findings for a variety of specialized and general audiences.
  • Formulate general rules that describe and predict the development and behavior of cultures and social institutions.
  • Identify culturally specific beliefs and practices affecting health status and access to services for distinct populations and communities, in collaboration with medical and public health officials.
  • Advise government agencies, private organizations, and communities regarding proposed programs, plans, and policies and their potential impacts on cultural institutions, organizations, and communities.
  • Gather and analyze artifacts and skeletal remains to increase knowledge of ancient cultures.
  • Participate in forensic activities, such as tooth and bone structure identification, in conjunction with police departments and pathologists.
  • Explain the origins and physical, social, or cultural development of humans, including physical attributes, cultural traditions, beliefs, languages, resource management practices, and settlement patterns.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Calipers
  • Power saws
  • Scanners
  • Temperature cycling chambers or thermal cyclers
  • X ray radiography examination equipment

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software
  • Video creation and editing software
  • Web page creation and editing software

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