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Very interesting area! but it is the best reserved for people who are really interested in the science of human evolution. Anthropology is the science concerned with study of human evolution.
It compasses the origin of human species, its physical characteristics, languages, traditions and material possessions.
Professionals study the differentiation of physical and cultural types in human beings living in different environments all over world.
Anthropologists use their knowledge of culture and research in a variety of professions and organizations.
Private companies can use the principles of applied anthropology in urban planning; health organizations can use the subject to study the effect of customs and behavior on health; advertising companies on market research; international agencies on training employees, particularly those working in human resources departments etc. International organizations, in fact, often employ anthropologists for projects in various countries as impact assessors, researchers and cultural brokers.
There are some elementary branches of Anthropology. It includes Physical Anthropology, Archeological Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Socio-cultural Anthropology. Physical Anthropologists deal with the classification of early forms of men as well as physical difference between the races, species, human genetics and physiological adaptation.
Archeological Anthropologists investigate and analyze the various remains of early human activities. Applied Anthropologists help governmental agencies to provide necessary data to study the area of birth control, malnutrition, growth, medicine and tribal welfare as well as solving industrial problems of labor unrest.
Linguistic Anthropologists focus on language to understand a society and its culture.
Socio-cultural Anthropologists study human behavior, religion, language, politics, social structure and intellectual growth of current and extinct societies.
A graduation course is conducted by various institutions. A 10+2 or equivalent examination passed student can pursue this three years course.
Anthropological camps, Archeological research organization, Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), Colleges, Universities and museum etc. offer employments to these professionals as policy researchers, research analysts, evaluators, planners and policymakers. Non-profit organization hire them as advocates, administrators, evaluators and researchers. Since, cross-cultural training is used in a broad range of activities-in international business, trade, education, science and medicine.
Anthropologists are currently in demand in most fields, affected by globalization. Among the companies who employ anthropologists are Sapient, Intel, Whirlpool, AT&T, General Motors and Hallmark etc. Medical organizations like ICMR and WHO (World Health Organization) provide opportunities to Anthropologists too. Police department offer the employment for the purpose of crime detection. Teaching in Universities and Colleges is also an option.
The best jobs are those created by people for themselves. This takes initiatives, creativeness as well as hard work and above all, the satisfaction. Some people have supplemented their anthropological training with other skills and have built career in consulting and running their own business set up to provide information and services for which they have perceived a need.