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Anthropologists are employed in a number of different sectors, from public corporations, colleges and universities, government agencies, public justice and safety, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), and the medical and healthcare professions.

More than half of all anthropologists now work in organizations outside academia. Diverse areas of employment, varied research locations around the world, and a commitment to the acquisition of knowledge are inherent in the significant issues and questions that engage anthropologists today.

In our Anthropology in Practice one credit course, Anthropology Majors get to research and invite working professionals who were trained in Anthropology and working in the field to come and talk about their job and experiences. SEE BELOW!

Career Service Link What can I do with a Major in Anthropology?

Interested in federal jobs? lists jobs in Anthropology here jobs in just Archeology here.

Note that the Archeology jobs require an accredited field school.



You will find anthropologists addressing social and cultural consequences of natural disasters, equitable access to resources, and human rights at the global level. Anthropologists have research interests that cut across academic and applied domains of scholarship. Their work may involve building research partnerships, assessing economic needs, evaluating policies, developing educational programs, recording little known community histories, providing health services, and other socially relevant activities.

Below are just a few examples of future opportunities that you may be interested in.

Graduate Studies

  • Anthropology
  • Business administration
  • Forensic Science
  • Health care
  • Linguistics
  • Medical School
  • Other social sciences
  • Pathology
  • Public administration


  • Advocacy
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural resource management
  • Forensic science
  • Museum curation
  • Primate research facilities
  • Public policy

Independent consultants and research staff

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • the World Health Organization
  • World Bank



Anthropology Department
313 Mahar Hall


Phone: 315.312.4190
Email: [email protected]