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We think studying anthropology is fascinating in itself, but there are many other benefits to an anthropological education. The skills developed when completing a degree in anthropology are useful for living and working in today's world and interacting with people from many different cultural backgrounds.
It's a great time to become an anthropologist!
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of anthropologists and archaeologists is expected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations" (US Department of Labor). These numbers suggest there are not have enough anthropologists and that this is a robust career choice, growing at a significantly higher rate than the 11 percent growth forecast for all occupations.