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Why Anthropology: Careers in Anthropology

Because of anthropology’s holistic interest in small-scale communities, even in the virtual space of the internet, anthropologists have been in demand in a wide range of fields under globalization processes.  Of course, this “applied” profession requires at least a master’s degree.  The largest employer of applied cultural anthropologists is the United States government, followed by Google.  In addition to excavations, archeologists may work in cultural resource management. Physical anthropologists may engage in forensic crime labs, while linguistic anthropologists may work to preserve or revive threatened languages.

Below are links for you to explore regarding the enormous variety of careers available to anthropologists:

“Anthropologists on the job.” Shira Boss. (Christian Science Monitor article online)

“What You Can Do with a Degree in Anthropology”

“Careers in Anthropology”


“Anthropology in High Tech.”  (about Intel)

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