What are some Career Paths in Anthropology?
Careers in anthropology include: university teaching; consulting with local and international agencies; helping the Census Bureau get accurate counts of homeless people; helping a community merge indigenous and Western based medical systems; helping a school integrate students from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds; serving as a congressional aide on cultural issues. These are just some of the varied jobs that anthropologists have.
Visit the following presentation constructed by University of South Florida Graduate Students concerning their roles in expanding and helping Florida communities through their careers in Anthropology
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?
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