Careers in Anthropology
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in
What jobs are available?
Work in the fields of Social, medical, urban, physical, biological, corporate or industrial anthropology; Forensics, Paleontology, Genealogy or Ethnology. Or be involved in Academic administration or teaching, Association management, Program directing, Cultural ecology, Private or corporate consulting, Private or governmental research, Museum/library administration, conservator, or archivist; System planning or Cultural resource management.
Who employs students with this major?
- Colleges and universities
- Museums, zoos, & botanical gardens
- Libraries & historical societies
- Public & private research groups
- Forensic labs & hospitals
- Businesses & consulting firms
- Government & non-profit agencies
Good skills or traits for students with this major:
- Enjoy traveling (often to remote areas) and doing research.
- Be analytical and detail oriented.
- Develop excellent communication and computer skills.
- Have curiosity and interest in people, history and cultural differences.
- Ability to learn and use other languages is sometimes helpful.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
- Do part-time work, an internship or a co-op in specific area of choice.
- Specialize in a geographic area, time period, culture or specialty field.
- Join a professional group or the WCU Anthropology Club.
- A Master's degree is required to teach in community colleges.
- A Doctorate is required for work as a consultant in international development settings or teaching/researching at the University level.
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