Hi any and all. I’m seriously considering majoring in Cultural Anthropology, and there are some things I’m not clear on. Things like what, exactly, I am getting myself into. So, I’m turning to the SDMB, which always has all the answers.
What do you, personally, do every day? The program I’m going through is hard-core pure cultural research, but I hear there are a lot of other things you can do with an anthro degree.
What do you like most about your job? Least? In spite of the bad parts, do you still love it? Do you feel that what you do makes a difference? Do you think it necessarily needs to?
How much schooling is needed? My cousin, who’s in grad school at Berkeley right now (although I’m not sure what his concentration is) says you need a PhD to get a job or a grant.
Possibly stupid question - If I’m naturally very shy and tend to cling to the familiar, is this going to affect my ability to do whatever job I get?