Career Option in Anthropology / Humanities

Anthropology Careers

A.Field description

Anthropologists study human beings--their origin, and their physical, cultural, and social development. This applies to modern society throughout the world as well as studying previous ways of life by looking at archeological remains.

B.Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:

 To become a Anthropologist one should have a graduate degree (B.A./M.A.) in Anthropology. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and government colleges.

Moreover one can choose one among the following areas in anthropology:

  • Sociocultural Anthropology 
  • Archaeology 
  • Physical Anthropology 
  • Linguistic Anthropology 
  • Medical Anthropology 
  • Forensic Anthropology 
  • Business Anthropology 
  • Visual Anthropology 
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Museum Anthropology 

Basic eligibility criteria:

+2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the majors can choose Bachelor degree in Humanities.

Course Duration:

Anthropology courses are available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • Diploma in Anthropology is around two years.
  • B.A (Anthropology) is around three years.
  • M.A (Anthropology) is around two years.
  • PhD and M.Phil programs are also available.

Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense for doing Bachelor degree in Anthropology is as follows

  • B.A - Rs.25000/ per year - (3 Years)
  • M.A - Rs.39000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.

Higher Education Options:

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Masters in Humanities and then pursue M.Phil and Ph.D.

C.Institutions that Offers this Education

Almost all the deemed and general university offer Bachelor degree in this stream. Some of them are:

D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles

Academic anthropologists can find careers in many fields in the list below.

  • public health
  • ethnic
  • linguistics
  • cognitive psychology,
  • neural science
  • medicine,
  • epidemiology
  • anthropology departments, and
  • social science departments etc.,
E.Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs 6, 000 to Rs.20, 000 for industry freshers and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

Related Links:

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities. Web site link:

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