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Career Opportunities

Undergraduate anthropology majors find employment in secondary education,industry, cultural resource management,contract archaeology, environmental studies, museums, health care, and government services.

Anthropology majors may also pursue graduate degrees at both the master's and doctoral level; such degrees lead to careers in university teaching, research, or museum work.

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.

General Resources

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

Here's Why Companies are Desperate to Hire Anthropologists

American Anthropological Association Career Center

Archaeology Positions

Archeological Institute of America

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Louis Berger Group

International Positions

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 information about graduate schools with anthropology programs.

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