15 months after graduating
98% of our history graduates are in work or further study*
at University of Plymouth will open a wide range of career choices within both
the public and private sector. According
to the American Anthropological Association anthropologists are everywhere from
working with gangs in Los Angeles, assisting with the aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina, to helping corporations launch products and services in new
territories by examining consumer patterns not readily apparent to through
statistical or survey methods.
The five main
career paths are roles within the government, education & research,
business & corporations, health and community-based settings & non-profit
Since specific roles
are less obvious (few jobs require an anthropologist and few roles have it in
the job title) it is important therefore to use your research skills to explore
the opportunities and roles which are designed for individuals with an
expertise in human behaviour, along with considering your own personal
interests, motivations, values and skill-set.
Researching your career options
With such a wide range
of careers open to you as an anthropology graduate,
it is important to make sure you explore and research your options thoroughly
so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
Take a look at
the Prospects, TargetJobs and the professional associations websites
Below is a snapshot of what University of Plymouth history graduates told us they were doing 15 months after graduation. For some graduates, these roles served as
stepping-stones by providing relevant work experience.
- Assistant Researcher
- Voluntary Archivist
- Imports Co-ordinator
- Operations Executive
- Development Officer
- Events Manager
- Napier Catering
- Ola UK
- Weston-super-Mare Town Council
- Williams and Hill Forwarding
Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18. Graduates were
surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 27 UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working,
studying or looking for work.