What can you do with a major in Anthropology?

<p>Any career jump to mind? Specifically for Medical Anthropology. Or is it considered one of those "useless majors"? I think I want to do something in the social sciences (just not psychology) but I'm a little worried about job prospects...</p>

<p>I'm in medical anthropology and I'm going into public health. It's enormously helpful if that's what you want to do. Health care is one of the fastest growing industries and there is actually supposed to be a huge need for people trained in medical anthropology in the upcoming years.</p>

<p>it's generally viewed as leading into grad school.</p>

<p>you could: </p>

<p>Be a forinsic scientist</p>

<p>Work with crime labs</p>

<p>Work in the health care field</p>

<p>etc.</p>

<p>I double major in history and anthropology (most likely will end up being archeology). Do what you want to do :)</p>

<p>Thanks everyone! Can someone explain a little more about the public health/healthcare field? Like what a person in that profession would really do? Sorry, I'm a little clueless...</p>

<p>Not useless if you come out skilled in observation, research, critical reasoning and analytical skills- and the ability to write. </p>

<p>You know these two sites? All sorts of intersting info, if you scour them.
Jobs</a> (home) This is Society for Medical Anthro, subset of Amer Anthro Assn. The front page is a little hard to navigate to so here it is-
<a href="http://www.medanthro.net/definition.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.medanthro.net/definition.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Welcome</a> to AAPA — American Association of Physical Anthropologists </p>

<p>Make sure you go for internships while in college.</p>

<p>A friend of mine is a pre-med anthro major; she's making it work pretty well.</p>

<p>study humanity</p>

<p>Be an anthropologist</p>

<p>^ Dang, beat me to it.</p>

<p>^I was surprised that no one said it earlier.</p>

<p>Barista ...</p>

<p>Medical anthropology is an interdisciplinary field which studies human health and disease, health care systems, and biocultural adaptation.
If you want to get into something related to social science, then you can do a research on any topic in the field of interaction of social, environmental and biological factors which influence health and illness. This must be there in your course, and you'll get better ideas there only.</p>