(adapted from General Anthropology Bulletin Spring 1998:4)
• Interacting with people of diverse cultures, making allowance for difference in customs and beliefs.
• Providing insight into social problems by supplying information about how problems, such as aging,
conflict, or bereavement, are dealt with in other cultures.
• Interviewing people to obtain information about their attitudes, knowledge, and behavior.
• Using statistics and computers to analyze data.
• Adapting approaches used in public relations, marketing, or politics to different population groups.
• Appraising, classifying, and cataloging rare, old, or valuable objects.
• Repairing, reconstructing, and preserving cultural artifacts by selecting chemical treatment,
temperature, humidity, and storage methods.
• Drawing maps and constructing scale models.
• Photographing sites, objects, people, and events.
• Interpreting or translating.
• Using scientific equipment and measuring devices.
• Analyzing craft techniques.
• Cooperating in an ethnographic or archaeological research team.
• Making policy based on social science research data, problem-solving methods, and professional
• Designing research projects and applying for grants
• Producing a research paper in appropriate format and style.
• Orally presenting research results.
• Applying a variety of ethnographic data collection techniques: ethnosemantics, proxemics,
life histories, ethnohistory, folklore, event analysis, genealogies, etc.
• Producing and editing a scholarly journal.
• Leading a pre-professional organization such as a student anthropology society or honors society.
• Developing public relations for a museum, field project, or conference.
• Designing, building, installing, and acting as docent for museum exhibits.
• Coaching, instructing, tutoring, and team-teaching with peers.
• Studying a second language.
(adapted from Careers in Anthropology (Omohundro 1998)