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Careers in Anthropology

There are two great reasons why studying anthropology should be considered by undergraduate students.

First, the material is intellectually exciting: anthropology students enthusiastically complete their courses of study.

Second, anthropology prepares students for excellent jobs and opens doors to various career paths: the course of study provides global information and thinking skills critical to succeeding in the 21st century in business, research, teaching, advocacy, and public service.

What Job Opportunities will Anthropology Afford the New Graduate?

Anthropology majors have developed successful careers as:

  • Archivist
  • Academic Coordinator
  • Linguist
  • Behavioral Science Advisor
  • Geneaologist
  • Ethnologist
  • Translator
  • Technical Writer
  • Cultural Affairs Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Fundraiser
  • Communications Specialist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Biographer
  • Art Conservator
  • Career Counselor
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Media Planner
  • Coroner/Medical Examiner
  • Legislative Aid
  • Journalist
  • Museum Curator
  • Vocational Teacher
  • Advocate
  • Environmental Impact Reasercher
  • Historic Park Manager
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Business Manager
  • Librarian
  • Rural Development Officer
  • Peace Corp Area Director
  • Cultural Affairs Specialist
  • Health Science Administrator
  • Foreign Affairs Officer
  • Laboratory Assistant


This and more information regarding anthropology undergraduate career opportunties can be found at the American Anthropological Association’s website.

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