Careers in Anthropology
Description of the Field
The advantages to studying Anthropology are endless.
Anthropology is considered the most humanistic of all the sciences,
and anthropologists as the ideal “cultural brokers.” “An
anthropologist is a trained observer who knows the importance of
collecting data, in listening and watching what others are doing, in
reflecting on what has actually as well as apparently occurred, in
researching the context, in applying various explanatory models, and
in adopting a broad perspective for framing an understanding” (http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/careers/Careers.cfm
Anthropological study equips students with a set of analytical skills that may be applied to many different jobs. Careers where this knowledge is in demand include social and market research, government and international development. Anthropology graduates also commonly pursue careers in civil service, conservation, heritage management, teaching, or museums. For a complete list of career possibilities visit: http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/careers/
Sample Careers in Anthropology (links to O*Net Online)
Anthropology at Columbus State
Coursework in Anthropology is offered by the Department of Social Science. Please visit their site for information about their pre-major programs, course offerings, and faculty.