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  • Becoming an Anthropologist

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Are you or someone you know considering a career in anthropology? We hope this information helps answer your questions about becoming an anthropologist.

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    Career Q&A: What jobs are easy to find?

    • Aug 10, 2021
    • Daniel Ginsberg

    We answer the question, "What are full-time jobs that any anthropologist should be able to easily find and be hired for?" Spoiler alert: It's complicated.

  • Networking Beyond Grad School

    • May 11, 2021

    Join the Pathways Book Club to discover professional development opportunities for anthropology graduates of African descent.

  • Learning about Career Possibilities

    • Jan 25, 2021

    Many of the AAA’s resources for learning about career possibilities come to us courtesy of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), the AAA section dedicated to practicing and applied anthropology.

  • Where Anthropologists Work

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Today's anthropologists do not just work in exotic locations. Anthropologists can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers, not least of which being the mother of President Obama

  • I am AAA

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Celebrating our diverse community of anthropologists who represent 40 specialized sections that work as one to advance knowledge and solve human problems.

  • The Captivating and Curious Careers of Anthropology

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Discovering the bow of a ship underneath the World Trade Center, helping corporations understand how people's identities show up in technology or working in a think tank looking at social relationships in the workplace... it seems anthropology is everywhere these days.

  • This is Anthropology Podcast Series

    • Jan 22, 2021

    This five-part interview series was produced in collaboration with The Dirt Podcast.

  • Areas of Anthropological Study

    • Jan 22, 2021

    In response to a survey by the AAA's Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology, respondents provided the a wide array of responses to describe where they work.

  • Employment Opportunities for Undergraduate Anthropology Majors

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Anthropology graduates tend to find professional employment as educators, managers, doctors, and lawyers, similar to other liberal arts graduates...

  • Employment Opportunities for Anthropology Doctorate Holders

    • Jan 22, 2021

    In 2017, the unemployment rate of anthropology PhD graduates was only 2.5%...

  • Academic Jobs for Anthropologists Outside of Anthropology Departments

    • Jan 22, 2021

    To collect data on the job market for anthropologists, we turned to our online career portal...

  • Job Terms and Definitions

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Read here for a growing selection of job terms and definitions.

  • Anthropological Skills

    • Jan 22, 2021

    The skills developed through completing a degree in anthropology are useful for living and working in today’s world, which increasingly means interacting with people from many different cultural backgrounds and nations.

  • Career Development Webinars

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Tips and tricks from anthropologists on how to advance your career in the private and academic sectors.

  • Postdoctoral Application Advice

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Obtain application advice and materials when applying for a postdoc position.

  • Financial and Network Support

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Access resources for financial and network support.

  • Academic Tenure and Promotion Resources

    • Jan 22, 2021

    Read AAA's guidelines and resources for your academic promotion.

  • Join a Section and Participate

    • Jan 22, 2021

    One of the best parts of joining the AAA, is that you get access to exclusive membership in one or more of 40 specialized sections and access to all section journals.

  • The Changing Face of Anthropology

    • Jan 22, 2021

    The American Anthropological Association’s Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA) surveyed a non-random sample of Masters graduates in Anthropology...