Professional niches for anthropologists

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Rapid globalization over the last 150 years has been bringing people of vastly different backgrounds into direct contact in an unprecedented way. Development of culture theory and the illumination of a common human prehistory, done in large part from anthropology departments over the last 150 years, have proven fundamental in this process. The American school of anthropology is very well known for its role in this intellectual/social transition, and anthropology is now considered essential knowledge for leaders and productive members of a modern, multicultural society. Collectively, anthropological knowledge emerges as tolerance, cooperation, and unity, and as with other essentials of knowledge, like history or philosophy, this justifies its place in academics.

But this seemingly esoteric knowledge has proven lately to be of economic utility in multicultural environments where productivety is mandatory. Anthropology is increasingl being applied in the global workplace. Additionally, many of the seemingly less-sublime, non-intellectual contributions of anthropology often go unnoticed. Forensic anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology are highly empirical, methods-driven fields, and the engineering and computational aspects of these sciences provide many marketable skills.

This guide will introduce you to finding jobs INSIDE of anthropology but OUTSIDE of a traditional academic track. On the anthropological niches page you will find 10 current resources with information about real-world jobs in Anthropology. Read through the information on the links provided, then click over to the assessment page. You will be asked 10 detailed questions about the web resources. Please answer these questions thoroughly for full credit, using a minimum of 4-7 complete sentences each.

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