Anthropology Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Anthropology majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Anthropology Major Skills List

A - C

  • Active listening
  • Adapting to traveling and living abroad
  • Analytical
  • Analyzing organizational structures and processes
  • Appraising artifacts 
  • Appreciating diverse individuals, cultures, ethnicities and lifestyles
  • Assessing the viability of research findings
  • Attention to detail
  • Carrying out field research
  • Cataloging cultural items
  • Collaboration 
  • Collecting anthropological and social data
  • Communicating effectively with individuals in other cultures
  • Composing ethnographies
  • Conducting library and online research 
  • Creating displays
  • Critical thinking

D - N

  • Debating
  • Devising social science research models 
  • Evaluating the functioning of groups
  • Foreign language
  • Formulating research questions or hypotheses
  • Identifying commonalities and differences across groups
  • Interpreting anthropological and social data
  • Interviewing subjects for research purposes
  • Leading group discussions
  • Microsoft Word
  • Multitasking
  • Note taking

O - R

  • Observing cultures and subcultures
  • Organizational
  •  Photographic
  • Planning projects
  • PowerPoint
  • Presenting information to groups
  • Preserving cultural artifacts
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Reading and comprehending large volumes of information 
  • Record keeping
  • Respecting divergent views of others 

S - Z

  • Statistical analysis
  • Synthesizing diverse sources of information 
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Translating documents
  • Using facts to make persuasive arguments
  • Utilizing measuring instruments 
  • Verbal
  • Writing essays
  • Writing research reports

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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