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Working in Anthropology

A degree in Anthropology can open up a wide range of career opportunities for you. Anthropology majors receive training in a diverse set of skills that prepare you for opportunities within and outside anthropology. While many undergraduates will go on to work in business or  non-profits, some will choose to also continue their anthropological education as graduate students.

As an anthropologist many will remain within research fields as archaeologists, primatologists, professors, or forensic specialists. But others may pursue opportunities within the foreign government service, non-profit organizations, GIS opportunities, and more. Additionally, more and more industries are starting to hire anthropologists for their ability to understand individual differences. For example, a local architectural firm has an anthropologist on staff before renovating or building any business structure so they can first conduct an ethnography of how the building will be used. Google, Microsoft, and Intel are just a few companies that also have stated their value of Anthropology majors.