University of Vermont

CALS Biochemistry Major


Alumni with a degree in Anthropology pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Anthropology.


Job Title

Career Industry

Americorps VISTA Non-Profit
Animator  Entrepreneur
Mental Health Clinician Human Services
Account Management Executive Publishing
Farmer/Maze Master Agriculture
Youth Build Counselor/Case Manager Training
Clinical Administration Support Cancer Research
Law Library Assistant Law School
Intern Non-Profit: Refugees
Assistant Manager Hospitality
Administrative Assistant State Government: Mental Health
Preschool Teacher Preschool
Residential Counselor Mental Health Services
Medical Secretary Medicine
Special Project Assistant Non-Profit
Program Assistant Entrepreneurial Training
Orderly Hospital
Project Coordinator Non-Profit: Environmental
Residential Concierge Hospitality
GIS Technician Tribal Government
Substitute Teacher Secondary Education
Direct Care Counselor Human Services
Paraprofessional Human Services
Graduate Administration Associate Higher Education
Outreach Coordinator Health Services
Organic Dairy Farmer Agriculture
Ecommerce Support Specialist E-Commerce
Waldorf Teacher Education
Supervisor Social Services


Recent Employers

Juvenile Justice Center The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Walker Farm Bayer Pharmaceutical Veterinary Division
Christ the King School Tufts Medical Center
Washington County Mental Health Kellogg Capital Group
Higher Ground Music Oregon Health and Science University
Safeline Peace and Justice Center
JDK Design

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Biochemistry

Critical Thinking Skills Leadership and Administration Skills Communication Skills

Understanding of how and why people act as like they do

Organizing ideas, materials, objects, or people
Leading/participating with groups

Sensitivity to cultural differences
Writing and speaking experience through seminars

Research and Investigation Skills Design and Planning Skills Information Management Skills

Background in theory and methodology
Surveying and sampling
Dating artifacts and fossils Investigating and revealing the nature of the past

Planning and designing projects
Summarizing and presenting results through written and spoken media

Interviewing and uncovering important data
Examining development over time
Maintaining records and tabulating data

Interpersonal Skills Skills and Assessing Values Specialized Skills

Assessing people's needs
Understanding how culture influences group needs

Appreciation for cultural diversity
Understanding of the range and variability of human populations and cultures

Grounding in archaeology, physical anthropology, ethnology, and linguistic anthropology
Develop familiarity with specific geographical regions and representative human groups

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