Anthropology

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.

Archaeology
  • 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