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You can prepare for careers in Anthropology by completing internships with museums, forensic labs, and government agencies. Students with bachelor's degrees in anthropology find employment in international development, museums, social services, public health, ethno-tourism, historic preservation, cultural resource management, and many other areas in the public and private sectors. 

Students with a focus in Archaeology find employment in cultural resource management firms, museums, historic preservation, state and national parks, community organizations, and as specialists in geographic information systems or materials analysis.  In this competitive area, field and lab skills as well as a secondary degree, such as a masters or doctorate, are essential for advancement. 

Graduate training at the master's and/or doctoral level is necessary to become a professional anthropologist.

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Potential Anthropology Careers

General Anthropology

  • Museums
  • Education/Academia

Cultural Anthropology

  • Non-profit organizations
  • NGOs
  • International corporations


  • Park services
  • Cultural Resource Management firms
  • Geophysics consulting firms
  • State or Federal Government

Biological Anthropology

  • Public health
  • Crime labs
  • Research labs
  • Zoos