One major, endless possibilities:
If you are interested in how people live in our world in many different ways, both in thought and lifestyle, then you can become an anthropologist. Find out how communities and cultures come to be and how they change over time, through conflict and co-operation.
For more information, visit the Department of Sociology and Anthropology website.
Skills You Will Develop
What are the Career Possibilities?
- Aboriginal Relations Officer
- Exhibit Assistant
- Project Officer
- Cultural Analyst
- Travel Writer
- Ethnographer Assistant
- Foreign Service Officer
- Human Rights Officer
- Labour Relations Researcher
- Rural Development Officer
- Museum Technician
- Program Coordinator
- Community Development Officer
- Public Policy Analyst
- Multiculturalism Educator
- Social Survey Researcher
- Archive Assistant
- Web Market Researcher
Potential Work Environments
You can advance your career in any work environment because you can build skills, gain experience and develop networks in a variety of settings, and locations. What if you are unable to land a position in your preferred career in your work place of choice? What else could you do and where could you add value to your potential career? You need not always aim for big corporations or government departments. Consider working in small to medium business and non-profit organizations. Your experience may help you get a clearer view of your preferred future, and along the way you are likely to acquire some interesting experience.
- Business and Industry
- Consumer Goods and Personal Services
- Culture Resource Management and Ethnic Organizations
- Foundations and Professional Associations
- International Development
- Non-government and Non-profit
- Protective Services
- Public Policy and Research Firms
- Social and Community Services
Related Professional Associations and Sites of Interest
Professional associations are a valuable resource for occupational research, and work search. The professional associations cited here may also offer career information, job boards, networking opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. They are invaluable in your career exploration in that they allow you to access a myriad of resources and publications, and link you to other sites of interest. Take action, do some research on these associations, and consider joining a professional organization. You never know who you might meet or where the affiliation might lead.
- American Anthropological Association(AAA)
- Association of Social Anthropologist of the UK and the Commonwealth(ASA)
- Canadian Anthropology Society(CASCA)
- Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences(CFHSS)
- Canadian Museums Association(CMA)
- National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
- Society for Applied Anthropology(SFAA)
- World Council of Anthropological Associations(WCAA)
Career Development and Work Search Resources
Occupational & Career Information
Whether you know what you want to do or you haven't yet made up your mind, you should take action to increase the odds of making choices that will benefit you. To help you get started, click the link below to learn about your "dream" career and other careers you may want to consider. Who knows, while exploring these resources you may broaden your knowledge about what's out there and open the door to other career possibilities. What you'll notice is that there is no one plan rather a range of options.