A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for anthropology majors.

First Jobs

  • Research assistant, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington
  • Marketing intern, Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York
  • AdWords account strategist, Google, Mountain View, California
  • Archaeological supervisor, Warren Wilson College Berry Site Field School, Morganton, North Carolina
  • Environmental educator, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Corps member, City Year, Chicago
  • Secondary English teacher, Teach for America, New Mexico
  • Fellow, Newman's Own Foundation


  • Archeologist, National Park Service
  • In-House counsel, Intel
  • Curatorial associate, Museum of the City of New York
  • Emerging markets analyst, T. Rowe Price
  • Vice president, Global Brand Marketing, Nike Basketball
  • Anthropology professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Program manager, United Airlines
  • Psychiatrist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center