Studying anthropology is worthwhile

Anthropology career prospects

Nyx  📅 12.08.2019 00:20:55
Anthropology career prospects
Hi,
I am just about to decide what to study. I find anthropology very interesting and I am also sure that I would like to study something in that direction. My question is therefore whether you can find a job as an anthropologist (M.S.) or whether the career prospects are rather poor, since the master’s degree is based on a bachelor’s degree in biology and you keep hearing that the career prospects of biologists are not so good.

Many Thanks!
aldante  📅 12.08.2019 07:21:48
Re: anthropology career prospects
Just think about how many jobs there are for which you can learn something useful in studying anthropology Then your question should actually be answered.
Iskra  📅 12.08.2019 09:31:41
Re: anthropology career prospects
With anthropology there are almost only jobs at universities and research institutions. These are temporary and / or half-time positions with a guaranteed end of career (WissZeitVG).
Theopa  📅 12.08.2019 21:14:27
Re: anthropology career prospects
The question in any job is: How can someone make so much money with you that they still make a profit despite the salary costs?

I can think of little about anthropologists - besides research, which for the reasons mentioned above cannot be a long-term career option for 99% of graduates. The "Bones" series is not representative
studiii  📅 12.08.2019 22:21:44
Re: anthropology career prospects
From Theopa The question in any profession is: How can someone make so much money with you that they still make a profit despite the salary costs?
This perspective may come into play in the free economy. In the public service, for example, it is not about profit or turnover, but about a public contract or the common good.
Iskra  📅 13.08.2019 09:26:08
Re: anthropology career prospects
From studiii
From Theopa The question in any profession is: How can someone make so much money with you that they still make a profit despite the salary costs?
This perspective may come into play in the free economy. In the public service, for example, it is not about profit or turnover, but about a public contract or the common good.
Certainly correct, but WissZeitVG applies in the public sector. As a research assistant, you can be limited to a maximum of 12 years *, in which case the permanent position must be established. Most research institutes, however, do not have the budget and long-term planning to hire an employee on a permanent basis. 90% of the scientific employees are then simply edged out at 40. In the organic sector, I only know of exceptions, for example if someone Head of NMR or EMfacility is. But that sets the right one hard skills in analytics, which one does not learn in an anthropology degree.

* Exception: If you can also finance your position with third-party funds, you can continue to work for a limited period. In the field of anthropology, company partnerships are almost impossible to use as a source of money.


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