There seems to be a lot of confusion about what it means to be an applied anthropologist and what it means to be a professional anthropologist. It is a question which has concerned me for more than 30 years. It is question which has lead to an interesting discussion at the NAPA site on LinkedIn. entitled:What Are the Implications of Professionalizing Anthropology?
Elsewhere I discuss the question "Is Applied Anthropology a Profession?"
I would be interested in your comments and observations?.