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Dr. Allan Meyers
Professor of Anthropology
Discipline Coordinator of Anthropology

Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Anthropology

Anthropology

Careers in Anthropology

Anthropologists typically become specialists in one or more cultural areas of the world, and their work often requires them to spend varying periods of time in foreign countries. The following are occupations that anthropologists fill:

  • Officers in the U.S. State Department
  • Professors in colleges and universities
  • Specialists in historical preservation
  • Practitioners in public health
  • Researchers in universities, institutes, and agencies
  • Agents of community development in the United States and abroad
  • Teachers in high schools
  • Specialists in multicultural education
  • Project evaluators for diverse institutions
  • Forensic anthropologists

Useful Links

Anthropology

Careers in anthropology from our friends at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg:
http://www.stpt.usf.edu/coas/anthropology/CareersinAnthropology.htm

Careers in anthropology from the American Anthropological Association:
http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/careers/

Careers in anthropology from Northern Kentucky University:
http://www.nku.edu/~anthro/anthropology_careers/what_can_i_do_with_anthropology.htm

Archaeology

Archaeology career information from Prof. David Carlson, Texas A&M University:
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismdepts/anthro/dlcfaq.html

General information on archaeology employment options:
http://archaeologic.com/jobs_in_archaeology.htm

Careers in historical archaeology from the Society for Historical Archaeology:
http://www.sha.org/students_jobs/career_types.htm

Physical Anthropology

Non-academic careers in physical anthropology from friends at the University of California-San Diego:
http://weber.ucsd.edu/~jmoore/bioanthro/brochure2.html

Careers in physical anthropology from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists:
http://physanth.org/career/careers-in-physical-anthropology

The Eckerd Experience

Ruby Bielik '11, anthropology and International Business double major, discusses her Eckerd experience and career aspirations. Ruby was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and she won the 2011 Ken Keeton Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement, the highest honor of the Comparative Cultures Collegium.

Life After Eckerd

Eckerd anthropology graduates have an outstanding record of achievement in graduate school, civil service, and multiple career fields. In the last decade, our alumni have entered graduate and professional programs across the country in a variety of disciplines. Learn more.