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Local resource for anthropologist careers in Salem. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to anthropologist jobs, anthropology degree programs, anthropology courses, and anthropologist offices, as well as advice and content on career counseling and career services.

Westaff
(503) 364-3235
3470 Pipebend Pl NE
Salem, OR

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Cascade Employers Association Inc.
(503) 224-5219
3747 Market NE
Salem, OR

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North Valley Medical Staffing
(503) 463-5730
4776 Whitman Cir Ne
Salem, OR

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Advance Personnel Agency
(503) 581-8906
441 Union St Northeast
Salem, OR

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Employers Overload
(503) 371-8000
4035 12 St SE
Salem, OR

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Two Star Personnel
(503) 566-2174
3000 Market St Ne Ste 504
Salem, OR

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Personnel Source
(503) 463-6430
1555 Hawthorne Ave NE
Salem, OR

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Mdl Employment Svc
(503) 362-2209
698 12th St SE
Salem, OR

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Northwest Staffing Resources
(503) 581-1600
367 State St
Salem, OR

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Selectemps
(503) 581-1748
1665 25 St SE
Salem, OR

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Anthropologist

How can I become an Anthropologist?

Anthropology is a field where a bachelors degree will not count for much on an application to become an anthropologist. At the very least, a masters degree is required, and frequently, a doctorate. One can work with anthropologists while having a bachelors degree, but it won't help one actually become an anthropologist.

Anthropology is a scientific field, so the education requirements can be demanding. Usually, it's a good idea to start focusing one's study in a particular area or topic within the very broad field of anthropology in one's later years of undergraduate study, and then become even more focused in graduate degrees.

Many graduate degree programs include some measure of field experience, where one goes to an actual archaeological dig, or works with actual objects at museums. Education and experience are the keys to advancement, and sometimes even getting a job opportunity at all. Many anthropologist are associated with colleges and universities, and a Ph.D. is required to teach at these higher institutions, for example.

What does an Anthropologist do?

An anthropologist is a type of scientist that studies human beings - their behavior, culture and origins. Anthropology is usually grouped among the "social sciences", together with psychology, sociology, etc. Anthropologists can often focus on one of two major areas - cultural or physical anthropology. The most well known type of anthropology is probably sociocultural anthropology, where the focus is on how human beings interact with each other and organize themselves, how they behave. The thing that most people aren't familiar with is that anthropologists do this not only with ancient or past cultures, but also with modern societies and urban areas.

Physical anthropologists often study the archaeological remains of human beings and study how those people groups lived, looking at nutrition, disease, population density, etc. There are also anthropologists that focus on language and its role among humans, how it changes, and how its function differs between cultures. In addition, there are biophysical anthropologists that investigate the origins of human beings by examining the fossil record and making inferences about evolutionary dynamics. Finally, probably the most famous of all anthropologists are archaeologists, who study what remains of past people to piece together culture, history, technologies, etc.

What skills or qualities do I need to become an Anthropologist?

The point of science is investigation and research, so an anthropologist needs analytical intelligence, skill at mathematics/statistics and an open mind. The use of computers is increasingly important as software has become important for data analysis and modeling of theories and technology is used increasingly to analyze physical objects. Anthropologists, like other scientists, must also become adept at keeping up to date on the forefront of ...

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