Careers & Salaries

The federal government is one of the largest employers of anthropologists outside of academics. Anthropologists work in cultural resource management, natural resource management, defense and security sectors, language preservation, and international development.

In the private sector, anthropologists use research skills to talk with technology users to find out how products and services could be improved to better meet their needs.

Anthropologists also work in local, community-based settings for non-profit agencies. Sometimes these are community-based research organizations; other times they’re environmental organizations. A large number of anthropologists also work in disaster relief, advocacy organizations, and education.

A few examples of job titles in this field include:

  • Anthropology & Archeology Teacher
  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Museum Technician & Conservator

For detailed career and salary information, visit the LBCC Career Coach.

All career information and statistics listed here are provided by the State of Oregon.