Career fields for Anthropology majors with different emphases vary:
- Emphasis in Sociocultural Anthropology: development, community organizing, policy analysis, and social research.
- Linguistic Anthropologists: inter-cultural communication, language revitalization, and literacy programs.
- Emphasis in Archaeology: Federal and State agencies and private cultural resource management firms.
- Biological and Medical Anthropologists: health related occupations and traditional research.
|COMMON CAREER PATHS (some require advanced degrees:
Health and Human Services
Health Science Administrator
Family Service Counselor
Public Health Educator
Transplant Registry Database Manager
Social Service Agency Planner
Foundation Program Manager
Museum Education Director
Computer Simulation Model Designer
Linguist or Scientific Linguist
Social Science Analyst
Behavioral Science Advisor
Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist
Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL)
Bureau of Indian Affairs Researcher
Community Development Officer
Cultural Resource Manager
International Agency Representative
Cultural Artifact Specialist
Foreign Affairs Officer
National/State Park Interpreter
Congressional Committee Staff Director
Friend of the Court
Park Service Supervisor/Director
Social Insurance Representative
Head Start Program Director
Peace Corps Area Director
State/Federal Government Policy Analyst
Environmental Impact Assessment Researcher
Loan Officer/Bank Officer
Staff Training Specialist
Human Resources Manager
Corporate Communications Consultant
Insurance Claims Adjuster
Employee Relations Specialist
International Visitor Escort/Consultant
Personnel Management Specialist
Union Legal Counsel
JOB AND CAREER INFORMATION WEB SITES:
Archeology and Anthropology Careers from Northern Kentucky University (info on cultural, physical, applied and linguistic anthropology as well as archeology)
Forensic Anthropology Career Information
Careers in Archaeology Information
National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (employment listings)
American Association of Physical Anthropology (job listings)
Archeology Fieldwork Opportunities (under "Resources," click on "Employment Listings")
American Association of Museums
Center for Museum Studies
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Society forAmerican Archaeology
JOB PREPARATION STRATEGIES:
- PhD is required for university and college faculty positions and most museum positions.
- Obtain internship, volunteer or fieldwork placements to gain experience.
- Learn federal or state government application procedures.
- Develop practical skills such as computer expertise, written and verbal communication skills, research skills, and project management skills.
- For jobs outside of academia, earn a degree in another field such as law, business, public administration or social work to increase employment opportunities.