Anthropology prepares people for careers as consultants to governmental and community organizations, medical researchers, personnel managers, teachers, doctors, archaeologists, graphic designers, architects, city planners, environmental researchers, editors, international aid workers, marketing researchers, journalists and much else. Surveys conducted by the American Anthropological Association show that most people with one or more degrees in anthropology find satisfying employment within a short time of graduation.
The following websites provide more information about future career possibilities with an Anthropology degree.
- American Anthropological Association
- Canadian Anthropology Society
- Canadian Museums Association
- British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists
- Archaeological Institute of America
- Society for American Archaeology
- Archaeology Fieldwork
- Discover Anthropology – Career Paths
- An Essay on Careers with Video Highlights, by Gary Ferraro
- Wisegeek: What are the Different Anthropology Careers
- National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)
- UBC Student Services – Anthropology
- Involvement & Careers, Centre for Arts Student Services, UBC
- UBC Career Services
The Department and the Anthropology Students’ Association (ASA) hosts Careers Night, a fun evening with food and refreshments and the chance to chat with alumni from our program who have gone on to non-anthropological careers. For more information, check out the ASA Facebook page.