We surveyed 464 anthropologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical anthropologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an anthropologist?



Working as an anthropologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that anthropologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an anthropologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an anthropologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an anthropologist?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as an anthropologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for anthropologists.


Do anthropologists work full-time or part-time?

36% of anthropologists work in full-time roles while 64% work part-time.