Anthropologists


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Anthropologists

Anthropologists - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 11% of anthropologists are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Research and testing firms
  • Federal and state government agencies
  • Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

Outlook

Job growth for anthropologists is expected to be faster than average. Companies will need to use anthropological research to understand the consumer demands of different cultures and social groups. Anthropologists also will be needed to analyze markets, so businesses can better serve clients or target new customers.

Competition for positions will be strong due to a large number of applicants. The best job prospects will be for people who have advanced degrees or research experience.

 

Anthropologists (CIS 100241)

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Illinois
80
Very small
&
-1.2%
5.8%
>>>>
7
Very few
  Cook County
48
Very small
&
2.1%
5.6%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Du Page County
10
Very small
&
-10.0%
5.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
United States
8,000
Very small
&
5.0%
3.7%
>>>>
800
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.