Students at work on Red Mountain.Students at work on Red Mountain.The Department of Anthropology takes your future career seriously.

These are just a few of the fields that will find the anthropology degree beneficial and rewarding:

  • Law 
  • Teaching 
  • Public Service 
  • International Affairs 
  • Business
  • Journalism 

You can also see some of the famous people who majored in Anthropology and what they're done with their degrees, as well as an article on companies looking to hire anthropologists.

Career Resources

There are many resources available to help you start or advance your career. Start your search here at UAB. To talk about professional opportunities in Anthropology, make an appointment with Peter Verbeek. You can email or call (205) 934-3508.

Hire A Blazer online portal. UAB's Career and Professional Development Services is a great place to get started. The center provides information on employment opportunities, assists with job skill development including interviewing and resume writing, sponsors jobs fairs, and much more! 

You can research your job prospects through the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook; revised every two years, it describes working conditions, training and education needed, and expected earnings and job prospects.

Anthropology degrees provide a solid foundation for the following careers: forensic science, cross-cultural research, international health, cultural resource management, national park service, teaching, international business, language interpreters, primatology, global economy, environmental conservation, tribal anthropology, and museum curation.

There are plenty of other websites that can help you with your career search. Start with one of these:

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.