Careers

How can I make a career with an anthropology degree?

Depending on which field of anthropology you specialize in, can help you decided which way you might want to go as a career move.

Archeologists

Well, there is always state and federal roadwork that needs archeologists to inform them of locating cultural human sites that exist where they want to build a new road, repair road damage, or create an over or under pass.

There is museum work were you could be an archivist, a curator, a technician, researcher, historical restorationist, excavator, surveyor, and more for whatever ancient civilization is your passion.

There is always the private enterprise of being an archeologist who does excavations and research on a culture or civilization or time within human history for sake of new discovery and fame, but this line of direction is a hard life with more failures than big success.           

The world can always use more people writing books and teaching people interested in gain a degree, masters, or doctorate in anthropology archeology.  Becoming a teacher/scholar for the academic world of anthropology are for the people that are looking for of a desk job that incorporates excavations and writing books on the side.

Starting salaries for Archeologists: 
 
 Archivists
Median annual earnings of archivists in May 2006 were $40,730
middle 50 percent earned between $30,610 and $53,990
lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,890
highest 10 percent earned more than $73,060.   

 Curators
Median annual earnings of curators in May 2006 were $46,300
middle 50 percent earned between $34,410 and $61,740
lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,320
highest 10 percent earned more than $80,030  
 
 Museum Technicians
Median annual earnings of museum technicians and conservators in May 2006 were $34,340
middle 50 percent earned between $26,360 and $46,120
lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,600
highest 10 percent earned more than $61,270. 
 
 2007 average annual salary
archivists in the Federal Government was $79,199
museum curators, $80,780
museum specialists and technicians, $58,855
archives technicians, $44,547.  

 

 

 Cultural, Linguistics, and Physical will be added on a later date and it is still coming I promise. 

 

 

Comments

  • Brandi  On August 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I am very interested in physical anthro and may go that way or possibly masters in anatomy – either way something to do with the human body :o) Curious as to whether there are many jobs out there for this line of work, specializing? I’d love to teach as well, are there plenty of teaching positions or do many anthropologists find themselves without jobs?
    Thanks so much for your help and expertise!
    ~Brandi

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