Employment prospects of Canadian anthropology graduates
In the eyes of international and domestic students, anthropology is a relatively unpopular major. In fact, few people have studied anthropology and become anthropologists. According to the 2008 research survery of the University of California (Berkeley), among anthropology graduates:
- 26% work for non-profit organizations
- 16% said they work in education
- 58% were employed in other industries
From the data, we can see that the career path most unlikely leads to the field of education, which means being an anthropology professor, research assistant, or historian. This is very ironic. A large proportion of the graduates work in government and non-profit sectors as civil servants, in local governments, charities, central government agencies, international organizations (such as the United Nations), museums, and non-profit organizations.