Career Paths

Career paths

Anthropology is a broad field with broad opportunities for your future. Whether you plan to pursue a career immediately after graduation or plan to go on to graduate or professional school, coursework or a degree in Anthropology will provide you with a good foundation.

Within the four anthropology subfields, there are many additional areas of inquiry and observation. This can result in careers that have broad social impact:

Our alumni have found careers in a variety of fields:

  • Archaeologist
  • Museum & Heritage Tourism Director
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Professor
  • Neurologist
  • Writer/Producer
  • Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey
  • Museum Exhibit Designer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Marketing/Publicity Manager
  • Senior Vice-President & Provost
  • Park Ranger
  • Lab Director
  • Media Librarian
  • Wind Energy Developer
  • Teacher
  • Senior Food Scientist
  • GIS Engineer
  • Comic Book Curator
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Film/Video Producer/Director
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Bioterrorism Preparedness Consultant

Our alumni work in organizations throughout the country and the world:

  • U.S. Department of State
  • Indianapolis Childrens Museum
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • US Embassy Beijing
  • VSWC Architects
  • Youth Opportunity Center
  • UCLA
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • The Associated Press
  • State of Indiana
  • US Peace Corps
  • Northwestern University
  • National Park Service
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Tourism (Greece)
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
  • Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • Aetna Inc
  • Wake Forest U. School of Medicine
  • Tenri University (Japan)