Anthropology Careers

Anthropology Careers

What are some Career Paths in Anthropology?

Careers in anthropology include: university teaching; consulting with local and international agencies; helping the Census Bureau get accurate counts of homeless people; helping a community merge indigenous and Western based medical systems; helping a school integrate students from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds; serving as a congressional aide on cultural issues. These are just some of the varied jobs that anthropologists have.

Visit the following presentation constructed by University of South Florida Graduate Students concerning their roles in expanding and helping Florida communities through their careers in Anthropology


CNN Money article on Anthropology Majors


When choosing a subfield think about the following

1. What were your favorite classes and the particular subjects in those classes?
2. What are your hobbies?
3. What did you enjoy as a child?
4. What type of life/surrounding do you picture yourself in 5 to 10 years?

Book References

The Following are available either on reserve, online, or interlibrary loan through the USF library
Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors, by Blythe Camenson (VGM Publishing, Lincolnwood, IL)
Anthropology in Practice: A Guide to Non-Academic Jobs and Careers for Anthropologists by Riyall Noel
Careers in Anthropology by W. Richard Stephens
Around the World in 30 Years: Life as a Cultural Anthropologist by Barbara Anderson
A Guide to Careers in Physical Anthropology edited by Alan S. Ryan
Stumbling Toward the Truth: Anthropologists at Work by Phillip R. DeVita
Applied Anthropology: A Career-oriented Approach by Margaret A. Gwynne
Anthropology: Career Resources Handbook by Margaret A. Gwynne,
Opportunities in Museum Careers by Blythe Camenson
Museums: a place to Work: planning museum careers, Glaser, Jane R.
Opportunities in Forensic Sciences Careers by Blythe Camenson and Anita Hufft

Searching Online for Career Opportunities in Anthropology

Guide to Nonprofit Jobs & Careers

Peace Corps

Opportunity Knocks (Jobs in Nonprofit Organizations)

World Bank Jobs

United Nations Jobs

Careers in Archaeology

Careers in Contract Archaeology

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Careers in Physical Anthropology

American Anthropological Association

Careers in Primatology

American Association of Museums

Society for Applied Anthropology

Anthropology Resources on the Internet

Anthropology Search Engine