Careers for Anthropology, Sociology, and Religious Studies Majors

This week’s CAS Careers post provides career planning resources for students majoring in Anthropology, Sociology, and Religious Studies. After the break, you’ll find some brief information on what you can do with your major after graduation, along with statistics on salary ranges and links to other helpful resources.

Careers in Anthropology

Each of the degrees discussed in this post provides students with strong written and oral communication skills. Your Anthropology degree also equips you with strong intercultural communications skills and knowledge of archival methods and preservation techniques. Other professional skills you offer to prospective employers include:

  • Experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Proficiency with statistics and computer software
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with scientific equipment and measuring instruments
  • The ability to adapt approaches in public relations, marketing, and politics to diverse populations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human and world history

Here is a brief list of some popular careers in Anthropology, along with their national median salary*:

Market Research Analyst

$50,000

Archeologist

$53,000

Geologist

$39,900

Archivist

$44,000

*Data collected from payscale.com and salary.com

 

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in Anthropology:

Here are a few websites with information on careers in Anthropology:

For a full list of relevant websites, other career options, and books in our Career Resource Library related to Anthropology, visit this site.

If you’re an Anthropology major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with one of our CAS Career Advisors: Anna Litman or Marie Spaulding. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

 

Careers in Sociology

Your degree in Sociology equips you with the ability to adapt approaches used in PR, marketing, and politics to target diverse populations. A Sociology degree can also provide you with the ability to effectively apply sociological knowledge to counseling, intervention, and mediation. Some of the other professional skills you can offer to potential employers include:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Insight into group dynamics and diversity
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and designing original studies
  • Comfort using computers to analyze statistical data and assist in laboratory/field research
  • The ability to analyze organizational patterns

Here is a brief list of some popular careers Sociology majors have found success in, along with their national median salary*:

Occupational Therapist

$73,000

Social Work Manager

$75,000

Human Services Worker

$22,600

Urban Planner

$42,4000

*Data collected from payscale.com and salary.com

 

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in Sociology:

Here are a few websites with information on careers in Sociology:

For a full list of relevant websites, other career options, and books in our Career Resource Library related to Sociology, visit this site.

If you’re a Sociology major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with one of our CAS Career Advisors: Anna Litman or Marie Spaulding. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

 

Careers in Religious Studies

Your Religious Studies degree provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of historically prominent ideas and of leaders in world religions and philosophy. This knowledge, paired with an ability to write and speak persuasively, enables you to analyze and discuss relevant historical and sociological issues with diverse audiences.

Here is a brief list of some popular careers in Religious Studies, along with their national median salary*:

Religious Educator

$48,100

Hospital Chaplain

$47,900

Religious Activities and Education Director

$56,900

Bereavement Coordinator

$51,700

*Data collected from payscale.com and salary.com

 

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in Religious Studies:

Here are a few websites with information on careers in Religious Studies:

For a full list of relevant websites, other career options, and books in our Career Resource Library related to Religious Studies, visit this site.

If you’re a Religious Studies major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with one of our CAS Career Advisors: Anna Litman or Marie Spaulding. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

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