Careers

Dr. John M. Dunn watching archeology student.Anthropologists are trained to think critically about global and local issues. Employers are increasingly seeking individuals who understand diversity and have the skills to analyze difference and communicate across varied settings. Anthropologists work in corporations, academia, nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations, as well as with federal, state and local governments.

The anthropology major and minor in the Department of Anthropology at Western Michigan University provide solid preparation for postgraduate training and careers in a number of fields such as archaeology, applied anthropology, museum work, conservation, education, forensic science, law, health and medicine, international business, marketing, human services, tourism and other fields that require an understanding of cultural diversity and human adaptability. The practical skills anthropology students gain in observing and recording human behavior, interviewing, designing survey instruments and scientific analysis are invaluable in many career fields. 

Careers in anthropology

Careers in archaeology

Careers in physical anthropology