Anthropology as a Career


Introduction

Anthropology is the study of human beings in its absoluteness. So one who have interest in history of humans and their living can choose this career.


Anthropology


What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of human beings in its absoluteness. The term Anthropology is derived from two Greek words namely ‘anthropos’ and ‘logos’. ‘Anthropos’ means human and ‘logos’ means study. That is Anthropology is the study of origin and the physical, social and cultural development and behavior of mankind, especially various human cultures, civilizations, traditions, customs, etc.


Roles and Responsibilities of an Anthropologist

Roles and responsibilities of an Anthropologist depends upon the work they are involved in. Mainly the work is to research.


Educational Qualification Required

Minimum qualification to become an Anthropologist is to obtain B. Sc. in Anthropology. After that he or she can pursue M. Sc. in Anthropology and continue his studies by obtaining M. Phil and PhD in Anthropology. Some colleges offers BA and MA in Anthropology in which social science stream students can also participate.

Different branches of Anthropology includes:

Physical or Biological Anthropology

Socio-cultural Anthropology

Prehistoric Anthropology

Applied Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology


Skills and Knowledge Required

An Anthropologist must have different skills and knowledge. Anthropologist should also posses skills like writing skills, communication skills, team work, observation skills, interpersonal skills, etc. He or she must be a person with interest to travel.


How to become an Anthropologist?

To become an Anthropologist, one has to take science stream at 10 + 2 level. After that he or she has to join for B. Sc. Anthropology. The career prospect and qualification can be further increased by obtaining a master degree (M. Sc.) in Anthropology. They can also get M. Phil and PhD in Anthropology. Some colleges offers BA and MA in Anthropology in which social science stream students can also participate.


Where do I get the Job?

Anthropology is giving vast opportunities in the fields of medicine, law, business, community development programs, public service programs etc. They can also be work in the fields of teaching, museums, research projects, human resource development works, social work, forensic science, criminal investigation, etc.


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