(Last Updated On: 13/03/2017)

What Can I Do With a Major in Anthropology or Archaeology?

Anthropology and archaeology majors go into many different industries and perform many different types of work. Some graduates go into fields completely unrelated to their major, like sales or management. Since archaeology and anthropology majors have a lot of writing and research experience, they have many different career options available to them.

However, if you’re studying archaeology or anthropology, chances are good that you’re passionate about the subject and would like to have a career that’s relevant to your major. Here is a list of some of the occupations that are most relevant to graduates of these programs:

Occupation Median Salary Median Hourly Current jobs Outlook Required Education
Anthropologist $54,230 $26.07 5,790 Good Master’s degree
Archaeologist $54,230 $26.07 5,790 Good Master’s degree
Archivist $45,200 $21.73 6,300 Normal Master’s degree
College Professor $62,050 $29.83 1,756,000 Good Graduate Degree
Curator $48,450 $23.29 11,710 Good Master’s Degree
Elementary School Teacher $51,660 $24.84 1,549,520 Good Bachelor’s Degree
Geographer $72,800 $35.00 1,270 Good Master’s Degree
High School Teacher $53,230 $25.59 1,109,500 Good Bachelor’s Degree
Historian $67,090 $32.25 4,050 Normal Master’s Degree
Kindergarten Teacher $48,800 $23.46 179,520 Normal Bachelor’s Degree
Librarian $54,500 $26.20 159,940 Normal Master’s Degree
Middle School Teacher $51,960 $24.98 659,460 Good Bachelor’s Degree
Museum Technician $37,310 $17.94 11,900 Good Bachelor’s Degree
Urban Planner $67,090 $32.25 38,400 Normal Master’s Degree