What Can I Do with an Anthropology Degree? | Department of Anthropology

What Can I Do with an Anthropology Degree?

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA): Practicing Anthropology Career Resource Center

NAPA's Practicing Anthropology Career Resource Center provides a range of multi-media information and resources about preparing for, building, and changing careers in anthropology. This includes dozens of interviews with anthropological practitioners, audio recordings of career-related NAPA sessions, not to mention extensive career mentoring and listings for jobs, internships and volunteer positions. It represents one of the most comprehensive online resources for those considering a career or career change in the practice of anthropology. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can visit often to review the latest resources.


Careers in Anthropology Suggestions from the AAA Website

Anthropology prepares students for excellent jobs and opens doors to various career paths: the course of study provides global information and thinking skills critical to succeeding in the 21st century in business, research, teaching, advocacy, and public service.


Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA)

Student resources page of COPAA provides information on career opportunities including a full length streaming video exploring 10 careers in anthropology, internship information, and other resources.


Anthropologists at Work: Responses to Student Questions about Anthropology Careers

This document is a companion to a video on jobs in anthropology. It includes answers to questions like:

  1. How great is the demand for practicing anthropologists?
  2. Are there jobs?
  3. How do I go about getting a job after graduating?
  4. What is the best way to sell myself as a practicing anthropologist?
  5. Who employs practicing anthropologists?
  6. How much do practicing anthropologists make?
  7. What about benefits?

Northern Kentucky University's Anthropology Careers Web Page

Many kinds of practical advice on getting a job, including lots of books on careers in applied anthropology.


Careers in Anthropology: Profiles of Practitioner Anthropologists

For examples of anthropologists working in a variety of careers, look at NAPA Bulletin #20, titled Careers in Anthropology: Profiles of Practitioner Anthropologists, available at UNT's Willis Library.

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