Pursuing a Degree in Anthropology

Anthropology is a broad, holistic field that seeks to understand people, from earliest times to the present. Anthropologists can be found in corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of anthropologists is projected to grow 19% through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

Careers with WIU Anthropology Options

Today's anthropologists work in all kinds of environments. They can be found in not-for-profit organizations, all levels of government, higher education, the Peace Corps, research, and publicly traded corporations. The following are just some of the opportunities available for those majoring in anthropology.

  • Field Archaeology
  • Museums
  • Government Agencies
  • Public and Private Foundations
  • Consulting
Biological (Physical) Anthropology
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Forensic Consultation (ex: skeletal identification or DNA fingerprinting)
  • Government Agencies
Cultural Anthropology
  • Teaching
  • Government Agencies
  • Marketing
  • Industrial Consultant
Linguistic Anthropology
  • Consulting
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Linguistics Professor
  • Technology Development