Employment of anthropologists is predicted to increase by 4 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, or slower than the average for all careers. Most new jobs arising in the near future will be nonteaching positions in consulting firms, research institutes, corporations, and federal, state, and local government agencies. Anthropologists will have to be creative in finding work outside of academia and convincing employers that their training in anthropology makes them uniquely qualified for the work. For these jobs, they will be competing with people from a variety of disciplines.  

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