Anthropology? I am interested in a job in anthropology and im wondering what it would consist of, what would my regular duties be? would I end up sitting behind a desk most of the time? or would I be out alot? other job suggestions would be useful as well, iam interested in studying social interaction, philosophy and I like to be outdoors
Response to Ms 6: See thats the thing I dont want to sit behind a desk I find that to be the most boring repulsive life I could ever live. I want a job where I can get out and do something.
Then you would want to pursue a career in Cultural Anthropology, which could consist of you sitting behind a desk if you choose to teach. The beautiful thing about Cultural Anthro. is you don't necessarily have to go to the depths of Africa, South America or the Pacific Island, you can study the cultures right here in the US, you can study prison or homeless population, as an example. Find a school that offers Anthropology become all the Cultural Anthro.
professors friends, and maybe they will take you on their next trip. Get your masters and you can have a job in Anthropology, you may want to also get your Ph.D
* In response: Yes I understand that, I said you can sit behind a desk if you choose to teach, your choice. You may get better funding if you work for a school.
You might also want to look into archaeology, which is one of the four sub-fields of anthropology. With a bachelors degree in anthropology (focusing on archaeology) you have a pretty good chance of being employed in Cultural Resource Management (CRM). This type of work is commonly called shovel-bumming, in which you travel around working for different companies on a variety of projects. A starting position in CRM would typically consist of hiking around the woods digging holes, or working on a more systematic excavation with trowels and the like. If you truly never want to sit behind a desk then you could probably go your entire career shovel-bumming, or at least until your back goes.
Anthropologists also work in International Development and for aide groups. You'd do fieldwork, especially needs assessments, and then write reports and make recommendations on how to implement plans and policies in the field for the benefit of the people you worked with to your employer. One such employer is the World Bank but there are many aide groups that also want anthropologists.
i got a job with ross labs studying the lactation practices of new mothers in the us. virgin islands.it was a good gig!