Division of Arts & Sciences

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)

Anthropologists
Archeologists
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Social and Human Service Assistants
Social and Community Service Managers

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.