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Careers for Environmental Anthropology Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Economist
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Geographer
  • Geoscientist
  • Historian
  • Psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Survey researcher

Job outlook data

Anthropologists and archaeologists held about 7,700 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of anthropologists and archaeologists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Environmental anthropologists focus on the relationships between human beings and their environments, which makes their skills and knowledge useful in many settings. Corporations use anthropological research to gain a better understanding of consumer demand within specific cultures or social groups. Anthropologists and archaeologists also analyze markets, allowing businesses to better serve their clients and target new customers.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of anthropologists and archaeologists are:

  • Research and development in the social sciences and humanities
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting services
  • Federal government
  • State and local government
  • Engineering services

» Get information about Adelphi’s Anthropology Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Anthropologists and Archeologists.

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