Careers in Anthropology

Many organizations seek to hire anthropologists to conduct market research, evaluate programs and business operations, or provide insight on human behavior.  Microsoft is reportedly the world’s second largest employer of anthropologists.  Today, anthropologists work in a number of settings including:

  • Museum curation
  • Cultural resource management
  • Population genetics research
  • Medical genetics research
  • Public health
  • Biomedical research
  • Neuroanthropology research
  • Epidemiology
  • Historic preservation
  • Interpretation/translation
  • Legal services
  • Mass communication
  • Journalism
  • Forensic science
  • Zoology/primatology
  • Applied anthropometry
  • Education
  • Organizational development
  • Community development/outreach
  • Advocacy/social work
  • Evaluation/assessment
  • Social impact assessment
  • Market research
  • User experience research
  • Social media

Career descriptions and information about Anthropology can be found at the American Anthropological Association website.

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