What Can You Do With A Major In Anthropology?

 

The Anthropology Program seeks to provide a greater understanding of humankind from a 

holistic perspective. To account for the complexity of humankind anthropologists focus on: 

1) Cultural adaptations and diversity in the past (archaeology); 2) Socio-cultural institutions 

and symbolic constructs in a cross-cultural perspective (socio-cultural anthropology), 

3) The origin, nature, and uses of human language (linguistics); and 4) Human biological 

evolution and variation (physical anthropology).  Anthropology utilizes theories and methods 

from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities, to examine humankind.

 

Some Related Career Titles

To research these titles and more go to: Occupational Outlook Handbook and see the 

related print resources in the Career Services Library).

 

Entry Level Jobs

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Art Conservator

Field Archaeologist

Museum Technician

Researcher

Museum Program Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree 

Museum Education Director

Museum Exhibit Designer

Paleontologist

Statistician

General Career Directions

Anthropologist
Archivist
Art Conservator
Behavioral Science Advisor
College Professor
Counselor
Cultural Resource Manager
Curator
Educator
Ethnologist
Field Archaeologist

Foreign Affairs Officer
Genealogist
Medical Anthropologist
Museum Education Director
Museum Exhibit Designer
Museum Technician
Paleontologist
Product Developer
Researcher
Tour Guide
Translator

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings

 
Agencies
Archives
Colleges/Universities
Consulting Firms
Cultural Agencies
Department of Interior
Government Agencies
HIstoric Preservation Offices
Historical Societies

International Businesses
Museums
National Park Services
Non-Profit Organizations
Publishing Agencies
Research Institutes
Research Laboratories
VIsitor Center

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Beginning Salary Range 

Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $36,163  (From the July 2010 NACE Salary Survey -National Association of Colleges and Employers)

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Skills Needed For This Career

Planning projects

Conducting field studies

Writing grant proposals

Summarizing results

Interviewing Surveying

Communication across cultures/languages

Sampling, gathering and organizing data

Recognizing cultural differences/similarities

Examining data and artifacts

 

 

 

 

Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Anthropological Association 
American Association of Physical Anthropologists 
American Cultural Resources Association
Society for Applied Anthropology
World Council of Anthropological Associations  

 

 

Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases 
http://www.academic360.com/ 
http://www.anthrojob.com/ 
http://diversityjobs.com/ 
http://www.higheredjobs.com/ 
http://www.idealist.org/
http://www.museumjobs.com/links.php 
http://www.museumprofessionals.org/
http://www.shovelbums.org/ 
http://www.workinthearts.net/  

 

 

Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Arts in Anthropology and other related programs
Florida Atlantic University 
Florida International University
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of West Florida
National Programs – Master of Arts in Anthropology and other related programs
University of Mississippi
Other resources for graduate program research
http://www.gradschools.com/ 
http://www.petersons.com/ 
http://www.princetonreview.com/  

 

 

Link To UNF Program 

The  College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.  

 

Holland Codes 

Investigative; Realistic; Enterprising (IRE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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