Career Profiles: Anthropology

CSULB Department of Anthropology

Anthropology studies the origin and development of the human species, including physical structure and cultural aspects (language, customs, beliefs, behavior, art and religion, etc.). It is a diverse discipline that combines the social sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, humanities, and the health sciences. The study of Anthropology is often seen as a set of sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology. The field includes social, cultural, linguistic and medical anthropologists, physical anthropologists and archaeologists. Some anthropologists apply their knowledge to such problems as health education or improving agricultural methods in third-world countries.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Anthropologist
  • Archeologist
  • College/University Administrator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Museum Curator
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Professor
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Representative
  • Teacher
  • Tour Guide
  • Urban Planner

Where Employed:

  • Banks
  • Art galleries
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Government
  • Health organizations
  • Historical Societies
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Nonprofit
  • Research Centers

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