Areas & Fields of Interest

Areas & Fields of Interest

Anthropological training and experience are applicable in many work settings, but require anthropologists to stretch their imaginations to envision possibilities. Finding these jobs may require exploring opportunities that do not sound like traditional anthropology and communicating to others how your experiences and education can be applied in a range of situations that are not commonly thought of as anthropology. Anthropologists can work in intercultural training, as program directors, refugee service coordinators, policy scientists, resource managers, curators, marriage and family therapists, administrators, survey researchers, market analysts, and as consultants to a range of private and public sector entities. An anthropologist might work for a large international drug company involved in research on nutrition and infant feeding practices; or for a US consulting company that assists large corporations in employee relations and human resource management issues, as an ethics consultant to physicians and families, or as part of a program development team in the education department of a museum.