Careers

Graduates in the field of anthropology have a variety of career options. This includes teachers, writers, researchers, and museum curators, or they may choose to work in private industry, government, health care, law, foreign service, economics, law enforcement, social development, or heritage preservation. A B.A. degree in anthropology or advanced postgraduate M.A. or Ph.D. degrees provide knowledge and experience useful for many different career choices.

Some anthropologists work for large multinational corporations, where they specialize in understanding the different ways in which people around the world do their business. Or they may work in developing countries as consultants to government agencies, helping people and nations adapt to changing economic and social conditions. Anthropologists also may work as professional archeologists, who perform survey and excavation on sites may be affected by erosion or construction activities. Many anthropologists work as university and community college teachers and researchers.

For more information, visit the American Anthropological Association.