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Society, Culture, and Language
Last updated 9/6/13
FINDING A CAREER IN ANTHROPOLOGY!
What USFSP Graduates are doing:
Peace Core in East Africa
Graduate Students at William and Mary, USF Tampa (Anthropology, Gender Studies, Library Science), George Washington University (Human Evolution Studies, International Studies).
What are some Career Paths in Anthropology?
University teaching; consulting with local and international agencies; helping the Census Bureau get accurate counts of homeless people; helping a third world country merge traditional and western based medical systems; showing a medical school how to provide care to a multicultural community; serving as a congressional aide on cultural issues. These are just some of the varied jobs that anthropologists have.
CNN Money article on Anthropology Majors
When choosing a subfield think about the following
1. What were your favorite classes and the particular subjects in those classes?
2. What are your hobbies?
3. What did you enjoy as a child?
4. What type of life/surrounding do you picture yourself in 5 to 10 years?
5. What are you willing to sacrifice, if anything, for a career in anthropology?
The Following are available either on reserve, online, or interlibrary loan through the USF library
Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors, by Blythe Camenson (VGM Publishing, Lincolnwood, IL)
Anthropology in Practice: A Guide to Non-Academic Jobs and Careers for Anthropologists by Riyall Noel
Careers in Anthropology by W. Richard Stephens
Around the World in 30 Years: Life as a Cultural Anthropologist by Barbara Anderson
A Guide to Careers in Physical Anthropology edited by Alan S. Ryan
Stumbling Toward the Truth: Anthropologists at Work by Phillip R. DeVita
Applied Anthropology: A Career-oriented Approach by Margaret A. Gwynne
Anthropology: Career Resources Handbook by Margaret A. Gwynne,
Opportunities in Museum Careers by Blythe Camenson
Museums: a place to Work: planning museum careers, Glaser, Jane R.
Opportunities in Forensic Sciences Careers by Blythe Camenson and Anita Hufft
Non-Academic Careers in Anthropology
Non-Academic Careers in Physical Anthropology:
Careers in Archaeology:
American Academy of Forensic Sciences