saranthropology asked: I study anthropology, specifically physical and biological anthro, but I love studying Primates and have heavily considered trying to go in to Primatology. You may have already answered this, but what are some opportunities for Primatologists after they get out of grad school? Thanks!
In all honesty, I don’t know, really! I’m hoping to go into zoo work, specifically in the husbandry of primates, so I haven’t really looked into any jobs other than those sorts of things. I’ve also looked at international volunteering and conservation work.
I guess there are tonnes of things you could get into…anything from zoo work, to lecturing and education, to field research, to museum work, to conservation, to science & lab work, to campaigning and activism… Just becuase you study Primatology doesn’t mean in any way whatsoever you’re limiting yourself to direct work with primates, I’m sure there are so many fascinating things you could do. With your background, perhaps you’d prefer something more academic to work in?
I’m really sorry I couldn’t be more help, but like I said, it’s not really something I’ve looked into extensively because I was already so sure I wanted to work in husbandry & conservation.