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.
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:
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.
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
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.
- All salary information taken from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos065.htm website:
Cultural, Linguistics, and Physical will be added on a later date and it is still coming I promise.