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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
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                             Specialist/Director
Advocate                                              Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL)
Health Science Administrator                          Vocational Teacher
Social Worker
Family Service Counselor
Job Counselor                                         Government/Public Service
Public Health Educator                                Bureau of Indian Affairs Researcher
Transplant Registry Database Manager                  Immigration Inspector
Genetic Counselor                                     Community Development Officer
Medical Anthropologist                                Cultural Resource Manager
Social Service Agency Planner                         International Agency Representative
                                                      Probation Officer
Research/Education                                    Cultural Artifact Specialist
Academic Advisor/Counselor                            Foreign Affairs Officer
Collections Manager                                   National/State Park Interpreter
Foundation Program Manager                            Congressional Committee Staff Director
Museum Curator/Technician                             Friend of the Court
Anthropologist                                        Caseworker
College Professor                                     Park Service Supervisor/Director
Genealogist                                           Social Insurance Representative
Museum Education Director                             Coroner/Medical Examiner
Archaeologist                                         Head Start Program Director
Computer Simulation Model Designer                    Peace Corps Area Director
Librarian                                             State/Federal Government Policy Analyst
Paleontologist                                        Urban Planner
Contract Archaeologist                                Business
Linguist or Scientific Linguist                       Actuary
Art Conservator                                       Environmental Impact Assessment Researcher
Ethnologist                                           Loan Officer/Bank Officer
Marketing Researcher                                  Staff Training Specialist
Social Science Analyst                                Advertiser
Behavioral Science Advisor                            Human Resources Manager
Field Archaeologist                                   Management Consultant
Media Planner                                         Technical Writer
Teacher, Elementary/Secondary                         Biographer
Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist               Industrial Psychologist
Forensic Anthropologist                               Management Consultant
Multicultural Education                               Tour Guide
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Corporate Communications Consultant                   Media Specialist
Insurance Claims Adjuster                             Travel Consultant
Marketing Manager                                     Employment Recruiter
Travel Agent/Guide                                    Journalist
Employee Relations Specialist                         Personnel Management Specialist
International Visitor Escort/Consultant               Union Legal Counsel


Careers in Anthropology

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

Society for Applied Anthropology –employment listings

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology –employment listings

Society for Medical Anthropology – Job & internship listings

American Association of Physical Anthropology – job listings

Archeology Fieldwork Opportunities - Click on resources, and then job opportunities


American Anthropological Association     

American Association of Museums          

Center for Museum Studies                

National Trust for Historic Preservation 

Society for American Archaeology         


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   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.

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