Major to Career: Anthropology
On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Anthroplogy majors, skills Anthropolgy majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Anthropology program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
On the right is a comprehensive list of job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Anthropology.
Career-Related Skills of Anthropology Majors
- Appreciation for Human Diversity: By studying different cultures and races, anthropology majors can gain understanding and insight into groups and their behaviors.
- Research: Anthropology majors take courses on research design and data analysis and have the ability to use and analyze information from texts and field observations. They are familiar with both quantitative and qualitative research methods and can use the latest software to analyze data.
- Communication: Strong writing and speaking skills are developed through class participation and written assignments. Majors learn how other cultures communicate with one another.
- Complex Analysis: By analyzing different aspects of culture, anthropology majors develop a better understanding of the society in which they live.
Career-Related Web Sites for Anthropology Majors
American Anthropology Association
Lists job openings and information on careers in Anthropology.
Careers in Anthropology
An essay written by the American Anthropology Association.
Society for Applied Anthropology
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
A professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law.
Zeno's Forensic Site
Lots of information about forensic science careers including links to job sites.
H-Net Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Publishes a new job guide every week with primarily academic positions but also has internships, fellowships, etc.
Archeology and Anthropology Careers Contains information on cultural, physical, applied, and linguistic anthropology.
World Email Address of Anthropologists
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Links page.