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|Miscellaneous Links||OSU Anthropology Department|
As defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary anthropology is "the science of humans," typically "the study of humans in relation to distribution, origin, classification, and relationship of races, physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture." Archaeology also know as physical anthropology is "concerned with the comparative study of human evolution, variation, and classification especially through measurement and observation."
An anthropology degree through OSU enables you to pursue a broad range of jobs that emphasize cross-cultural awareness, international contacts and management of cultural resources; for example: education, human and governmental services, law, business, media, and medicine. Your studies could focus on archaeology/physical anthropology, cultural/linguistic anthropology, or general anthropology.
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|Analyst||Academic Advisor/Counselor||Health Science Administrator|
|Caseworker||Advocate||Human Resources Manager|
|Community Development||Anthropologist||Industrial Psychologist|
|Specialist||Archaeologyist||International Agency Rep|
|Connumity Service Administrator||Archivist||Librarian|
|Curatorial Assistant||Art Conservator||LInguist|
|Ecotourism Director||Behavioral Science Advisor||Management Consultant|
|Employment Recruiter||Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist||Marketing Manager|
|Field Archaeologist||Biographer||Media Planner|
|Friend of the Court Caseworker||Career Counselor||Media Specialist|
|Immigration Inspector||Collections Manager||Medical Anthropologist|
|Information Office||College Professor||Multicultural Education Specialist|
|Laboratory Assistant||Community Development Officer||Peace Corps Area Director|
|Legislative Aide||Community Planner||Physician|
|Management Trainee||Congressional Committee Staff Director||Public Health Educator|
|Marketing Researcher||Contract Archaeologist||Rural Development Officer|
|Multicultural Program Leader||Coroner/Medical Examiner||Scientific Linguist|
|Museum Technician||Cultural Artifact Specialist||Social Insurance Rep|
|National/State Park Interpreter||Cultural Resource Manager||Social Science Analyst|
|Peace Corps Volunteer||Employee Relations Specialist||Social Service Agency Planner|
|Probation Officer||Environment Impact Assessment Researcher||Social Worker|
|Program Coordinator/Assistant||Ethnologist||State/Federal Gov Policy Analyst|
|Public Relations Specialist||Family Service Counselor||
Teacher - ESL
|Research Associate||Foreign Affairs Officer||Teacher - Secondary|
|Social Worker||Forensic Anthropologist||Technical Writer|
|Teacher/Trainer||Foundation Program Manager||Union Legal Counsel|
|Travel Agent/Guide/Consultant||Genetic Counselor||Vocational Teacher|
|Writer/Editor||Head Start Program Director|
|Planning project||Conducting field studies|
|Writing grant proposals||Summarizing results|
Communication across cultures/languages
Sampling, gathering and organizing data
|Recognizing cultural differences/similarities||Examining data and artifacts|
Archaeological Institute of America - a great resource for finding archaeological fieldwork opportunities and scholarships.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.
- Average Pay - Antropologist & Archaeologist - a resource from the Occupational Outlook Handbook showing average pay within different areas of the industry
- Average Pay - College and University Faculty - provides information surrounding a college or university faculty career.
FAQ's about Careers in Archaeology - a great resource for learning what to expect with a career in archaeology, with answers to FAQ's.
Anthropology Careers - The University of North Carolina's "What Can I do with a Major In..." page.
What Can I do with a Major in Anthropology/Archaeology? - CareerThoughts.com has a similar page to this one, which includes career options, expected salary, and job outlook information.