Studying with the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies gives you a wide choice of career paths. Our graduates find employment in many areas of the public, private and non-government sectors.
During the course of your studies with the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies you will develop a range of analytical and practical skills. Studies in both Anthropology and Development Studies provides a sound skills base that is applicable to a wide variety of jobs. A number of our students have become practicing anthropologists and others have gone on to work for national and international development agencies.
Potential careers include:
- Museums, native title and land claims negotiations, heritage consultancies (conducting research on histories and cultures of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities
- A wide range of Federal and State Government Departments interested in social impacts, social exclusion and equality
- Private consultancies (i.e. research for natural resource companies on the social impact of large scale projects, developing better work environments, cultural change management and community development)
- Overseas development, NGO, bilateral and multilateral aid organisations
- Australian social and community sector
- Politics (social policy advisors, research and planning)
- Medical/health sector (focusing on health issues for specific cultural groups, the relationship between physical/mental health and the socio-cultural environment)