Careers and Outcomes
Developing your skills for a global workplace
Anthropology is the study of humanity in the broadest sense — all the peoples of the world at all times and places, which is increasingly important for everyone as a global society takes shape. Anthropologists also focus on human diversity, which is a very significant feature of our increasingly multicultural workplaces and society.
An undergraduate degree in anthropology will prepare you for life in the 21st century. It will help you understand the world we live in today and how we got here. It will also prepare you for careers that require an understanding of natural and social science; global affairs; and ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity.
Career opportunities for archaeology and cultural anthropology students
Archaeology students typically seek out career opportunities in cultural resource management, working for state and federal government agencies, or as private archaeological contractors. Cultural anthropology students can start a career in community service through AmeriCorps or a career in international development through the Peace Corps.
Where are our graduates?
Our graduates have found themselves in many lines of work, including:
Air Force archaeologist
Air Force linguist
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Border Patrol agent
Community development consultant
Executive assistant for an Indian center
Hospital lab technician
Human rights lawyer
Language preservation officer for an Indian nation
Mental health counselor
National Park ranger
Residence hall director
Education abroad advisor
Student affairs at a college or university
Teaching English as a second language in Korea and Japan
To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your resume and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with an anthropology degree.