Careers in Anthropology

As a graduate of Anthropology, you can find work as an anthropologist where you will study people and cultural diversity. You will explore big problems facing the human population such as warfare, overpopulation and poverty.

You will investigate complex issues in social and cultural life, including religion, rituals, family and kinship systems, languages, art, music, symbolism and economic and political systems.

You can work in many different settings ranging from large corporations through to fieldwork in communities and on archaeological sites.

Many anthropologists undertake research so you should consider a research degree if you want to specialise in anthropological research.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

Graduates of Anthropology need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Research and investigation skills
  • Cultural awareness and adaptability to other cultures
  • Strong written and oral communication skills particularly interviewing skills
  • Public speaking
  • Teamwork - working collaboratively with others in varied environments
  • Analytical skills

Related roles include:

  • Cultural heritage officer
  • Museum curator
  • Archaeologist
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Sociologist
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for environmental health graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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