What Can You Do With a Major in Anthropology?

Major in Anthropology. Image of a graduation hat.

In previous blog posts, I’ve discussed what Anthropology is, and the 4 fields of Anthropology. I’ve also discussed the kinds of questions Anthropologists ask. But, what can you do with a major in Anthropology?

Here are just a few examples of places Anthropologists are working, along with their job titles (provided by the American Anthropological Association):

  • Airbnb: Lead Experience Researcher and Social Impact Researcher 
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Social Scientist 
  • Facebook: User Experience (UX) Researcher & Staff Research Scientist 
  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration): Health Scientist 
  • Google: User Experience (UX) Researcher 
  • IBM: Computational Anthropologist 
  • Intel: Principal Engineer, Health Researcher, and Research Scientist 
  • National Park Service: Historian and Cultural Anthropologist 
  • Netflix: User Experience (UX) Researcher 
  • Nissan: Principal Researcher in Human Centered Systems 
  • Reddit: Community Manager 
  • The Smithsonian: Digital Curator, Program Curator, Research Scientist, Museum Educator, and Archivist 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: Health Scientist 
  • USDA (US Department of Agriculture): Research Forester and Research Social Scientist 
  • World Bank: Social Development Specialist 

Need some more examples? Just check out this infographic from Pearson Higher Education, which lists lots of job titles for Anthropology majors to choose from!

For more information, check out this webpage from the American Anthropological Association: https://www.americananthro.org/LearnAndTeach/ResourceDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=12683

Thanks for reading!

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