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Career tracks in anthropology do not all focus on academic teaching jobs. Anthropologists also work in a broad array of fields, from government and human services to manufacturing and retail industries. These occupations may involve the following: conducting research, implementing policy, teaching, or providing expertise in the areas of health, development, education, or the corporate world. Some job opportunities require an advanced degree (MA or PhD) while others do not. Examples of possible careers in each sub-field include:
While some of these jobs require extensive travel, others do not.
Linguistic anthropologists work in many of the same fields as cultural anthropologists do, but they are usually needed by development and human services groups, both non-profit and private, to bridge the gaps between language and culture. There are also many government jobs for linguists in foreign service branches as well as in intelligence agencies (BA, MA, PhD).
There are physical anthropologists working as forensic specialists in law enforcement and for medical examiners (MA, PhD). They also work as primate wildlife specialists in zoological gardens, as anatomists in public education, as medical research specialists, and as private consultants for CRM firms and government agencies (BA, MA, PhD).
Last Updated: May 03, 2017