When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in Anthropology, and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty.
Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being an Anthropology major at Purchase College.
The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.
TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE
CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS
www.aaanet.org - American Anthropological Association (AAA)
www.practicinganthropology.org - National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
www.sfaa.net - The Society for Applied Anthropology
physanth.org - American Association of Physical Anthropologists
www.saa.org - Society for American Archeology
www.medanthro.net - Society for Medical Anthropology
www.museumlink.com/states.htm - U.S. museums by state
www.aam-us.org - The American Association of Museums
Anthropology Outreach Office - Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
www.rileyguide.com/public.html - Jobs in Public Service and Administration
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information
JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.idealist.org- Nonprofit site, internships and jobs
www.chronicle.com - The Chronicle of Higher Education, information and jobs
www.nycenet.edu - NY City Department of Education main site
www.higheredjobs.com - Jobs in Higher Education
www.socialservice.com - Great list of variety of social service jobs
www.usajobs.gov- Official Site of the U.S. Federal Government
www.ny.gov - Find opportunities with NY State
Anthropology Internship Program - American Museum of Natural History
www.sihr.si.edu - Smithsonian jobs, internships, volunteer and fellowships.
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