Careers in Practicing Anthropology

Online Video

Northern Arizona University has developed a series of video clips about different career options for students in applied anthropology programs.  Careers described include medical anthropology, cultural resource management, and environmental anthropology.

Career DVDs

The American Anthropological Association sells two DVDs on careers in anthropology. The first compiles and extends the online video clips mentioned above.

Designing an Anthropology Career: Professional Development Exercises, by Sherylyn H. Briller and Amy Goldmacher.

“This book takes career exploration to the next level. It presents a valuable set of techniques and exercises to help anthropologists apply their knowledge, skills, and experiences to the job search regardless of their stage in the career cycle.” –Elizabeth Briody

NAPA Bulletin 27. Applied Research and Practice from the Next Generation: The NAPA Student Achievement Award-Winning Papers, 2001-2005.

The 13 winning papers from the NAPA Student Achievement Awards 2001–05. NAPA began the award to support and encourage students to undertake applied and practicing anthropology projects.

NAPA Bulletin 26. Making History at the Frontier: Women Creating Careers as Practicing Anthropologists.

Eleven practitioners tell the stories of their work lives, and how work and personal strands are intertwined. The lessons learned are useful for both men and women considering a career in practice. Available through AnthroSource, an electronic database of journals. Most universities subscribe to AnthroSource, and it is also a benefit of membership in the American Anthropological Association.

NAPA Bulletin 20. Careers in Anthropology: Profiles of Practitioner Anthropologists.

Includes sections on the private sector; policy, human rights, and advocacy; government, human service, and museums; international development; and academically based work. Available through AnthroSource, an electronic database of journals. Most universities subscribe to AnthroSource, and it is also a benefit of membership in the American Anthropological Association.