In 2009, the AAA Committee on Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA) undertook an MA alumni survey. This survey examined where anthropology MAs had gone in their careers and how they benefited from their master’s programs. It provides information to anthropology departments on alignments between their curricula and their students’ future careers. Results from the survey are available here.
In 2000, NAPA sponsored an earlier survey of alumni of master’s level applied anthropology training programs. The purpose of the survey was to determine what specific skills practicing anthropologists, with master’s degrees, are using in the workplace. Robert Harman, Jim Hess, and Amir Shafe prepared the report on this survey.