Managing collections of ancient artefacts, curating museum displays, researching how people use apps, and assisting scientists in labs—these are just a few of the interesting jobs that await Anthropology students after graduation. By studying Anthropology, students develop skills in reading, writing, research, analysis, and problem-solving that help them secure meaningful careers. Our graduates are often hired by universities, government agencies, private businesses and nonprofits in a wide range of positions. This page helps prospective, current, and former students by informing them of the many careers available to them after graduation.
Careers After Anthropology
Career opportunities for people with anthropology degrees are wide-ranging. Potential careers after earning a degree in anthropology include the following:
- Museum Curator
- User Experience Officer
- Market Researcher
- Policy Researcher
- Cultural Resource Manager
- Laboratory Assistant
- Forensic Scientist
- International Development
What Can I Do With A Degree in Anthropology?
- Portland State University's Career Centre has a helpful document that answers the question, “What Can I Do With A Degree in Anthropology?”
- The University of Toronto's Career Navigator explains How to Find a Career with a Degree in Anthropology or Archeology.
- The American Association of Biological Anthropology (formerly AAPA) has a Brochure on Non-Academic Careers in Physical Anthropology.
- The American Anthropological Association provides resources for finding Careers in Anthropology.
- American Anthropological Association Job Postings
- Canadian Anthropology Society Job Bank
- Society for American Archaeology Career Centre
- Wisconsin National Primate Research Center’s Google Group for Paid Jobs in Primatology
Careers after Anthropology Series
Careers after Anthropology is a series created by the Department where we interview former anthropology students about their current jobs.
- User Experience Research - Navreet Nahal and Gillian MacDonald
- International Development - Rasha Darghawth
Career Exploration and Education Office
At the University of Toronto, the Career Exploration and Education Office is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni (up to 2 years) map out the career path best suited for them and putting them in touch with work opportunities. A personalized, student-centred website provides 24-hour access to thousands of part-time, summer, full-time employment and volunteer listings. The Centre’s Career Resource Library contains valuable information on career development, further education and employment.