Career Opportunities in Anthropology

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What career opportunities are there for Anthropology Majors?

Positions available with a bachelor’s degree 

(salary range $36,000-$83,000)

  • Cultural Resource Management crew chief
  • Cultural Resource Management Technician/Specialist
  • Archaeologist, National Park Service (GS-12/13 rank)
  • Business Anthropologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Survey Specialist
  • Field Interviewer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Evidence Technician
  • Marketing/advertising/product development
  • Social services provider
  • Writer/journalist
  • Teacher (with certification)

Positions available for graduates with advanced degrees

  • Researcher/grant
  • College professor
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Physical anthropologist
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Linguistics researcher
  • Museum curator
  • Intelligence official, diplomat
  • International development worker

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Last Updated 10/30/17

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