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After Oswego

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.

Opportunities Include:

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

Graduate Studies May Include:

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

Anthropologists also work as independent consultants and research staff for agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, UNESCO, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. 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.

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.