Careers in Anthropology
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Anthropology

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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