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Career Examples

Working as a professional anthropologist usually requires at least a graduate degree. An undergraduate degree in anthropology, however, provides a solid foundation from which to pursue a career. Graduates with a degree in anthropology have pursued graduate school for and/or secured positions in:

Anthropologist Cultural affairs director Market researcher
Archaeologist Forensic Scientist Museum curator
Archivist Genealogist News reporter
Biological Anthropologist Historical archeologist Paralegal
Business executive International development consultant Public affairs director
City planner Lawyer Teacher
College librarian Management trainee Technical writer

Career Paths

The anthropology major is a liberal arts program that stresses marketable skills such as

• Basic research analytical skills
• Computer skills
• Critical thinking
• Global knowledge
• Rigorous writing

What Can I Do With A Major In Anthropology?
A student with a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology has acquired critical analysis skills, oral and written communication skills, "people" skills, and a great understanding of many different cultures, which have many applications...Click to read more.

Career Resources
JMU Career and Academic Planning is a great resource for students looking for career paths in Anthropology.