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Anthropology majors may pursue graduate degrees at both the master's and doctoral level; such degrees lead to careers in university teaching, research, or museum work. Undergraduate anthropology majors find employment in secondary education, industry, cultural resource management, environmental studies, museums, human services, contract archaeology, and government services. Because of the breadth of the subject matter in anthropology, students frequently combine anthropology with other disciplines such as history, sociology, geology, earth science, biology, psychology, medicine, law, and the arts. Such combinations enable students to understand complex community problems and many issues of contemporary life and to expand their opportunities for interesting and rewarding careers.

Anthropology Job Resources

" Anthropology Without Doctorates" - A recent article on non-Ph.D. level jobs in anthropology.

Archeology field work/opportunities

SIUE field school home page

Shovel bums

Archeological Institute of America

For fieldwork employment opportunities with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) click here>>

For fieldwork employment opportunities with Louis Berger Group, INC., click here>>

Websites for overseas jobs:

International Job Center

American Anthropological Association Career Center

Anthropology Graduate Programs Resources

Thinking about graduate school? Here is a Graduate School Primer to help you understand the application process. has some nice information about graduate schools with anthropology programs.



St. Louis and Missouri:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, is the Corps' Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections. Its mission includes such areas as archaeological curation and collections management, archives management, Native American consultation, archaeological compliance, and forensic archaeology. If you are interested in volunteering for the St. Louis District, please contact Chris Pulliam at:, or visit:


Glessner House Museum , Chicago
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Madison County Historical Society
Summer Internship opportunities at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, IL
Stephenson House Museum
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