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Careers in Anthropology

The conversation usually goes something like this…

“What are you going to study? What are you going to do with that major?”

We know that the outcome is king of any college commitment, so we help you build versatile skills that will make you marketable, hirable and secure. We’ll help you discover your passion. So you can let your curiosity move you.

Through 2022, employment opportunities for anthropologists and archaeologists are expected to grow 19 %, faster than the average for all other occupations (US Department of Labor).

With a degree in Anthropology, your ability to work across cultures and to solve problems will position you well for many fields. You might find work with an international business or with an agency involved with international development. Anthropology training can lead to careers in intercultural education, health care and human services. You may do cultural preservation and interpretation in parks and public lands. For example, our graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Park Service
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Teach for America
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Universities and Museums
  • Private firms

Many anthropology majors choose to continue their formal training. An undergraduate degree in Anthropology will prepare you for advanced specialization and research through graduate study in Anthropology. It also forms a good basis for other professional programs in law, medicine or business.

However you want to advance your own evolution, Anthropology can help you do it.

For more career examples, consult these excellent resources:

See also Living Anthropologically for advice on careers that in which anthropological passion will flourish.