Anthropology Careers

Anthropology Careers


Bloomsburg University's anthropology program is designed to provide majors with two kinds of educational experience — to give pre-professional training for those students who wish to pursue graduate study in anthropology and to give a good liberal arts background to those students who are not interested in a graduate education.

To date, the anthropology program has been very successful in meeting these goals. BU students have successfully entered and participated in quality graduate programs in anthropology, while other anthropology majors have been able to obtain rewarding employment with a B.A. degree, usually in a social service area. The anthropology faculty is prepared to tailor an anthropology curriculum to best meet the needs of each individual student, and, when feasible, to provide vocational guidance. By selecting anthropology as a major, a student has not limited his/her career options, but has only begun to explore a range of vocational opportunities.

Career Development Resources for Anthropology Students

  • What discipline has a projected 19% employment growth rate through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Anthropology!
  • Graduate School, Internship and Fieldwork Resources eAnthroGuide - Locate a certificate, Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. granting program across many specializations like archaeology and medical anthropology.
  • For student members of the AAA, full listings of the eAnthroGuide, including research details for 10,000 current members and more than 80,000 anthropological experts. Visit the AAA’s website for a directory of detailed listings for over 60 field schools that includes contact information.
  • Fellowships and Support Find information on grants, scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students on the AAA’s website.
  • AAA Career Center Find jobs and other professional development resources in the American Anthropological Association’s Career Center.
  • Career Paths and Education Read a brief overview of the benefits of an anthropological education and career prospects on the AAA website.
  • What Can I Do With This Major? View this great career resource for undergraduates and graduate students with practical information and strategies for pursuing diverse career paths with an anthropology or archaeology degree.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Read the entry on anthropologists and archaeologists in the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s online Occupational Outlook Handbook. Resources for Students Interested in Practicing/Applied Careers Anthropologists on the Job Market: How Departments and Job
  • A Career in Practice Webinar Watch Riall Nolan discuss professional development and career building for anthropologists outside of the academy in this archived AAA webinar. Nolan covers resume writing, job search tips, interviewing, and more.
  • Versatile PhD Prepare for a non-academic career by exploring career paths, viewing job listings, connecting with an online community and discovering networking opportunities and resources.
  • The Bar is Very High: Academic Dossier Evaluation and What to Expect Watch Mark Aldenderfer discuss the tenure process in this archived AAA webinar. Aldenderfer covers: 1) crafting tenure dossiers and the importance of publishing records (including online publishing; 2) the realities of what Ph.D.'s can expect during the tenure evaluation process and being prepared; and 3) department culture and the expectations of deans, chairs, admins and colleagues
  • The Professor Is In Find resources on academic career paths, tenure, and hiring. Employment services are also offered for a fee.