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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 2014 and 2024 and the median income for anthropologists and archaeologists was reported as $63,190 in May 2016. (see 2016-2017 U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook).

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

Hofstra Graduates

Among the 2015-2016 graduating class, 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 $47,000.

Outcomes are based on the 65% of 2015-2016 HCLAS undergraduate degree recipients who responded to a survey or for whom data was gathered from LinkedIn within one year of graduation, not the total number of graduates, and may not be representative of the total graduating population. The career outcomes rate includes those employed (full-time or part-time) and not employed but attending graduate school (full-time or part-time) next semester.

All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary reported is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University-wide, school, division or department).

Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by graduates and are based upon a 36% response rate for graduates. Salary figures vary from year-to-year based upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, market conditions as well as the number of graduates reporting salary information to us. In addition, please note that these figures are based solely on information that is self-reported to us by our graduates, and the salary data provided is based on the accuracy and completeness of the information provided by our graduates to us. 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.