Career

You may be surprised at how relevant Anthropology is to today's world and see the numerous opportunities for Anthropology Majors.


Do it for the profession

Anthropology has changed with the times. Today it includes...

BUSINESS

  • Account Manager

  • Business Operational Manager

  • Market Researcher

  • Business Developer

GOVERNMENT

  • International Development

  • Cultural Resource Management

  • Museum Manager

EDUCATION

  • Higher Education Professor

  • Academic Researcher

  • Graduate School

  • Teacher

MEDICINE

  • Demographic Researcher

  • Product Manger

  • Therapist

TECHNOLOGY

  • User Experience Researcher

  • Cyber Archaeologist

Sources: American Anthropological Association, One Day One Job Career Explorer, Google Career and UC San Diego Anthropology Alumni Survey


Do it for the company

Just to name a few…

Google

Amazon

Target

The North Face

Kaiser Permanente

Facebook

Intel

Microsoft

Sources: Individual company’s career/job website


Do it for the pay

Anthropology B.A. degree can earn between $45,769-$150,000 varying on experience, according to PayScale Human Capital


Do it for the location

Within U.S. 

New York

California

Massachussetts

Colorado

Maryland

Louisiana

International

Cyprus

Egypt

Ethiopia

Greece

Morocco

Turkey

Sources: PayScale Human Capital and UC Cyber-Archaelogy


Don't quote us. Quote our alumni.

"Studying cultures and demographics has been helpful in emphasizing my multicultural experience, and in relating to others in the workforce." - UC San Diego Alumni

"The training in theory and the analytic skills developed allowed me to surpass fellow employees to climb the ladder to management where I could really make a difference in cultural resource management." - UC San Diego Alumni

"The principles have been widely applicable. All jobs involve working with others, and Anthropology provides a better understanding of other people." - UC San Diego Alumni

"I use constructs of anthropology to inform the different groups of people we work with, reframing culture as patients with a particular disease, or groups of early career physicians." - UC San Diego Alumni

"I have learned all of the skills that a student of undergraduate Computer Science would have on the job and by building a portfolio but now have the advantage of being able to take these skills to any market around the world. I find that having a background in anthropology helps me with logic and critical thinking. I understand people more, and am able to work well with others because of my studies. I find myself more flexible and willing to do all sorts of work." - UC San Diego Alumni

Sources: UC San Diego Anthropology Alumni Survey


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