This section contains a list of useful websites that will help you determine how Anthropology majors are uniquely qualified to enter the job market. Many of the following links contain general information broadly applicable to Anthropologists, and some are most relevant to specific subfields within Anthropology. Browsing these links below will help give you a sense of what kinds of jobs Anthropology majors often pursue and how to “sell” your skill set to a potential employer.
American Anthropological Association, “Career Paths and Education”
Defines Anthropology as an area of study and explains how its skill sets are applicable in a range of job markets. http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/careers/Careers.cfm
American Anthropological Association, “Careers in Anthropology”
Career information and links to other articles, including an incredible downloadable PowerPoint entitled “How Hiring an Anthropologist Will Make Your Firm More Competitive in the New Economy.”
A list of Anthropology blogs updated every three hours, organized by subject.
Best of the Web, “Anthropology Organizations”
A list of Anthropology organizations with links to websites.
Breakthrough Collaborative, “Opportunities”
A list of teaching opportunities for recent college graduates
Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Anthropologists and Archaeologists”
Information on projected job growth for social scientists, including Anthropologists/Archaeologists.
Cal-State Fullerton, Dept. of Anthropology, “Job Opportunities for Anthropology Majors”
General career information for Anthropology majors.
CNN Money, “Working Your Degree (Anthropology)”
An article that explores what kinds of careers Anthropology majors can seek.
Columbia University Center for Career Education, “Non-Academic Career Options for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences”
Career options for humanities PhDs outside of academia.
Northern Kentucky University, “What can I do with Anthropology?”
A list of non-teaching Anthropology jobs and ideas of how to get starting looking for them.
Open Directory Project, “Anthropology”
A list of different Anthropology organizations (with links to their websites) organized by sub-discipline.
Portland State University, “Career Planning for Anthropology Students”
Numerous links to career planning sites and professional organizations.
University of Delaware, “Internship Opportunities in Anthropology”
A professor's list of resources (online and otherwise) for pursuing careers in Anthropology.
University of Texas, “Sanger Learning and Career Center”
A list of career options and job opportunities for Anthropology majors.
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs, “Applied Anthropology Associations”
List of organizations pertaining to Applied Anthropology.
“Job Boards for Applied Anthropology”
Links to job boards for many Applied Anthropology positions, including archiving, museum work, international organizations, and others.
Links to archaeology job postings and career information.
American Journal of Archeology, “Resources for Students”
Links to resources for Archaeology students, including career information and Archaeology blogs.
Texas A&M University, “Frequently Asked Questions About a Career in Archeology in the US”:
Job search strategies, lists of relevant careers, and a comprehensive reading list for those wanting to learn more about archaeology.
UCLA, “Career Options in International Development Studies”
Information about careers in International Development.
American Association of Physical Anthropologists, “Careers in Physical Anthropology”
Career information for Physical Anthropologists.
American Association of Physical Anthropologists, “Non-Academic Careers in Physical Anthropology”
Non-Academic career information for Physical Anthropologists.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, “Jobs and Careers”
Links to public health job opportunities and career planning resources.
WUSTL Public Health, “Resources”
A list of resources for public health students at WashU.