Career Possibilities

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.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Oral and Written Expression
  • Interviewing
  • Formulating & testing hypotheses
  • Conducting/explaining scientific research
  • Writing descriptive reports
  • Reading comprehension
  • Cross cultural communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Analyzing
  • Observation
  • Attention to detail

CAREER TITLES 

  • Analyst
  • Applied Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Art Director
  • Conservator
  • Consultant
  • Counselor
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Curator
  • Ecologist
  • Educator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Fund-raiser
  • Health Services Provider
  • Lawyer
  • Market Researcher
  • Museum Exhibit Designer
  • Park Guide/Ranger
  • Physical Anthropologist
  • Professor
  • Project Evaluator
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Tour Guide
  • Web Designer

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE 

  • Museums
  • Zoos
  • Government
  • International Businesses
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Banks
  • Private Industry
  • Health Care Agencies
  • Advertising/Market Development
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Educational Institutions

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.aam-us.org - The American Alliance of Museums
aesonline.org/ - American Ethnological Society
Anthropology Outreach Office  - Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
www.rileyguide.com/public.html - Jobs in Public Service and Administration
www.bls.gov/ooh - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information

JOB SEARCH LINKS

Career Development Center - Log into 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. 

Additional Resources Available at the CDC