A career as an anthropologist can take one to the farthest reaches of the earth, into regions of the brain and, always, to encounters with a wide variety of people and customs. Students enrolled in anthropology courses develop cross-cultural understanding skills and understandings of global cultural diversity well-suited to many employment opportunities. The broad knowledge base of anthropology also prepares students for many jobs in which critical, creative, and flexible thinking is required. 

Some examples of potential employers include:

Archives and Libraries

Colleges and Universities

Corporations and businesses (did you know companies like Google hire anthropologists?)

Cultural Resource Management Firms

Environmental Agencies

Federal and Provincial Government

Healthcare Agencies

Heritage Organizations

Historical Sites

Indigenous Communities


Non-government agencies (NGOs)

Police and Coroner's Office