|working in anthropology
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In 1999-2000, 10,544 people received Baccalaureates in anthropology;
1512 received Master's degrees. Most of these people are not working
in universities or research centers. Instead, they are applied
anthropologists, i.e., people who utilize anthropological method, theory
and understanding in a variety of public and private institutions to solve
a variety of problems. In a discipline like anthropology where researchers
often form very close relationships with people, the desire to alleviate
suffering and, in general, to help people is very natural. Anthropologists
have therefore long been active in "applied" research, particularly in
action anthropology, development anthropology and advocacy anthropology.
But there are anthropologists working in every aspect of public life, from
software corporations to airlines. A 2000 census of Master’s of Applied
(Harman, Robert C., Jim Hess and Amir Shafe (2001) “Master’s of Applied
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