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Anthropologists research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created (ONET Online). They are employed in universities and throughout the public and private sectors (National Occupational Classification).
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S resource for occupational descriptions and information.
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Interview: Anthropologist - from StudyinCanada.com
- Careers in Anthropology - from the American Anthropological Association
- Careers in Biological Anthropology - American Association of Physical Anthropologists
- Discover Anthropology - Royal Anthropological Institute (U.K.)
- A Definition of Forensic Anthropology - American Board of Forensic Anthropology
- Career Profile: Forensic Anthropologist - Let's Talk Science
- Article: The Mummy Whisperer - alumus profile from UM Today
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Information for foreign-trained professionals - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Canadian Anthropology Society
- Canadian Association for Biological Anthropology
- Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals
- American Anthropological Association
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These external resources may provide you with additional information about the occupation and opportunities to build experience:
- Parks Canada - Government of Canada
- Heritage Canada - Government of Canada
- Historic Resources Branch - Manitoba Government
- SIA Hub - For Social Impact Assessment Practitioners
- Article: Anthropology in the workplace - The Globe & Mail
- Article: Canadian anthropological linguist creates concept languages for films - National Post
- Article: Real-life CSI work a dream career for anthropology grad - Folio, University of Alberta
- Article: Unknown soldier: 1 forensic anthropologist, 27,000 Canadians missing in action- CBC
- Article: Here's Why Companies Are Desperate To Hire Anthropologists - Business Insider
- Canadian Society of Forensic Science: Anthropology