Anthropology (ANTH)

What is Anthropology? Related Careers
Related Skills Internship & Job Search Links
Federal Links Private & International Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Department of Anthropology

What is Anthropology?

According to the Anthropology department at the University of Arkansas, "Students are exposed to many approaches to the various subfields within archeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology to better understand human similarities and differences as they prepare to continue their education in basic or applied anthropological sciences in graduate or professional school or in health or medial related careers."

Related Careers

Entry Level

Additional Education/Experience Additional Edu./Exp. Continued
Analyst Academic Advisor/Counselor Head Start Program Director
Caseworker Advocate Health Science Administrator
Community Development Coordinator Anthropologist Human Resources Manager
Community Service Administrator Archeologist Industrial Psychologist
Curatorial Assistant Archivist International Agency Rep
Ecotourism Director Art Conservator Librarian
Employment Recruiter Behavioral Science Advisor Linguist
Field Archaeologist Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist Management Consultant
Friend of the Court Caseworker Biographer Marketing Manager
Immigration Inspector Career Counselor Media Planner
Information Manager Collections Manager Media Specialist
Laboratory Assistant College Professor Medical Anthropologist
Legislative Aide Community Development Officer Multicultural Education Specialist
Management Trainee Community Planner Peace Corps Area Director
Marketing Researcher Congressional Committee Staff Director Physician
Multicultural Program Leader Contract Archaeologist Public Health Educator
Museum Technician Coroner/Medical Examiner Rural Development Officer
National/State Park Interpreter Cultural Artifact Specialist Insurance Sales Agent
Peace Corps Volunteer Cultural Resource Manager Social Science Analyst
Probation Officer Employee Relations Specialist Social Service Agency Planner
Program Coordinator/Assistant Environment Impact Assessment Researcher Social Worker
Public Relations Specialist Ethnologist State/Federal Gov Policy Analyst
Research Associate Family Service Counselor Teacher - ESL
Social Worker Foreign Affairs Officer Teacher - Secondary
Teacher/Trainer Forensic Anthropologist Technical Writer
Translator Foundation Program Manager Union Legal Counsel
Travel Agent Genealogist Urban Planner
Writer/Editor Genetic Counselor Vocational Teacher

Related Skills

Planning projects Conducting field studies
Writing grant proposals Summarizing results
Interviewing Surveying

Communication across cultures/languages

Sampling, gathering and organizing data

Recognizing cultural differences/similarities Examining data and artifacts

Internship & Job Search Links

Archaeological Institute of America - a great resource for finding archaeological fieldwork opportunities and scholarships.

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

National Parks Service

Society for American Archaeology - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Federal Links

Bureau of Land Management

Centers for Disease Control

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Peace Corps

US Environmental Protection Agency

US Forest Service

Private & International Links

The Asia Foundation

The Carter Center

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Center for World Indigenous Studies

Cultural Survival

The Development Group for Alternative Policies

EarthWatch Institute

Ford Foundation

International Center for Research on Women

International Fund for Agricultural Development

The Jane Goodall Institute

Organization of American States

Population Research Institute

Sierra Club

Sister Cities International

United Nations

The World Bank

World Wildlife Fund

Career Planning Links

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Archaeological Institute of America

FAQ's about Careers in Archaeology - a great resource for learning what to expect with a career in archaeology, with answers to FAQ's.

Careers in Historical Archaeology

Professional Association Links

American Anthropological Association

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

Register for Professional Archaeologists

Society for American Archaeology

Society for Applied Anthropology

Society for Historical Archaeology

Miscellaneous Links

Archaeology Magazine

Smithsonian Department of Anthropology