posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:58 AM
reply to post by Egyptia
That has been my understanding too, until getting more into this in courses meant to explain what the fields actually are. I thought Geography and GIS
was simply map making and totally confused that with cartography which are radically different things, as I came to learn.
What I wasn't expecting was to find that both Geography and Anthropology cover areas that go into things from road and building construction to
historical contexts for local, state and federal planning to the more traditional 'dig site' type work that everyone thinks of. Jane Goodall's work
was all about one area of Anthropology (which is a fascinating thing by itself for just HOW human primate behavior is...good and bad)
So, I'm not quite sure which area to focus on yet when several really are in line to my own interests. I will note this...I think it's important to
check the job listings out across the professional services before suggesting the overall field is a dead end. Anthro/Geo, in specialty, is actually
one of the higher paying and more in-demand fields out there today, across Government and private.
I was shocked last year in the first assignment for Geo being to find a given number of job positions we'd want to do. I assumed that would be a
challenge.....only to find Masters level as well as PhD are in raging demand, depending on one's willingness to do areas of the work. One example was
a 100% free path from Masters to PhD, plus stipend that makes a regular wage in the US look weak, plus room and board....all included. The catch? The
work is Ice cores on the Greenland glaciers. Well.. Hell... whip me, beat me and tell me I can't play anymore. lol......... I'd PAY THEM for that
experience, let alone get PhD completion free and paid very well at the same time. lol......
It seems to be a matter of what area of interest one is taking for a specialty? (which is what I'm most curious on here...which discipline within
those two overlapping areas (Anthro/Geo) is most rewarding/interesting for changing work and constant challenge? (Boredom with work is my greatest
fear to avoid...while getting 'rich' doesn't even appear on my list. Just a comfy Middle/Upper Middle class living)
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