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Careers in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Hofstra University prepares its graduates for success in academic, corporate, government, and non-profit jobs. Our graduates have entered careers in education, cultural resource management, historic preservation, museums, community development, business, information technology, human and social services, law and criminal justice, and market research. Additionally, according to the United States Department of Labor, employment in anthropology is projected to grow four percent between 2016 and 2026 and the 2017 median income for anthropologists and archaeologists was reported as $62,280. (see 2017-2018 U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook).

Please visit the American Anthropological Association for more information on careers in anthropology.

Hofstra Graduates

Among 2016-2017 graduates, 99% of those majoring in the social sciences reported being employed and/or attending or planning to pursue a graduate degree. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in the social sciences and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $46,000.

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.