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

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