Career Potential

The Department of Anthropology at Hofstra University prepares its graduates for success in academic, corporate, government, and nonprofit 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 7% between 2020 and 2030, and the 2020 median income for anthropologists and archaeologists was reported as $66,130 per year. (see U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook).

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

Hofstra Graduates

Among 2019-2020 graduates who majored in anthropology, 100% of survey respondents reported that they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school within one year of graduation. Of those who accepted a job, 83% did so within six months of graduation. Among social science majors who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $54,000.

Alumni outcomes data is based on the results of Hofstra’s annual Alumni Outcomes Survey and other reliable sources. Of the 1,425 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2019-May 2020, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 69% of the 2019-2020 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and is based upon a 47% response rate for full-time employed undergraduate survey respondents. 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.