A degree in anthropology provides a unique perspective and opens the door for many job opportunities. Anthropologists are employed in academic, medical, corporate, government, and non-profit careers doing a variety of work.
Filmmaking with an Anthropological Lens
A typical day at the office for commercial filmmaker and UVM anthropology grad Tyler Wilkinson-Ray ’13 might involve standing in knee-deep snow on a 40 degree slope while steadying a video camera in subzero temperatures. “You can find a lot of people with nice equipment and an education in filmmaking who don’t necessarily know how to tell a story,” he says. “You can learn how to use equipment by watching tutorials and just experimenting. What’s harder is to create convincing narratives. The social science background I had at UVM was essential to that.”
Exploring Healing Practices in Africa
Matthew Claeys ’11 recently graduated with an M.A. in African Studies from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. Matthew was awarded the Kwame Nkrumah Award for Top Performing Student in his class. His research focuses on the perceptions and treatment of mental health in Ghana. For his original research Matthew won a Air Maroc Student Travel Award from the African Studies Association of America, with which he spent time in Morocco and the Western Sahara.
Where do anthropologists work?
Today's anthropologists do not just work in exotic locations. Anthropologists can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers. Anthropologists can be found in corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. Find out more from the American Anthropology Association and this Pearson Education site.