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Anthropology: Careers/Societies

This includes both physical and cultural anthropology and archaeology


Want to have a career in Anthropology/Archaeology? These sites have been chosen because they represent the best and most information on internships, job opportunities and educational programs for students. Check them out! 

Careers in Anthropology

Careers in Anthropology - American Anthropological Association

THE resource to find information on becoming an anthropologist/archaeologist, connecting with the profession, finding jobs, education opportunities and internships. The Getting Started page is a great way to discover and plan your own course for becoming an anthropologist/archaeologist.

Finding a Career in Anthropology - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Provides a starting point to find a wide range of jobs that incorporate or can incorporate an Anthropology degree.

O*NET OnLine

Sponsored and maintained by the United States Department of Labor, this site provides an enormous amount of information on all careers including salary, education requirements, and projected growth. Trending careers are profiled as well as a new section to assist veterans.

ACC Online Career Resources

  • Careers Research Guide
  • ACC Career Services
  • Career Accelerator and Job & Career Accelerator

Associations & Societies

American Anthropological Association
Concerned with advancing anthropology as the science that studies humankind in all its aspects, through archeological, biological, ethnological, and linguistic research.

American Association of Physical Anthropologists
The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists.

American Folklore Society
An association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world.

American Society for Ethnohistory
Founded in 1954 to promote the interdisciplinary investigation of the histories of the Native Peoples of the Americas.

Archaeological Institute of America
North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology.

Council of Texas Archeologists
Interested in the preservation and conservation of the cultural resources of Texas.

Foundation for the Advancement of MesoAmerican Studies
Created in 1993 to foster increased understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures.

Paleoanthropology Society
The organization's central goal is to bring together physical anthropologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, geologists and a range of other researchers whose work has the potential to shed light on hominid behavioral and biological evolution.

Society for American Archaeology
An international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.

Society for Applied Anthropology
Founded to promote the application of the principles, theories, methods and approaches of anthropology to the interdisciplinary identification and solution of human problems.

Society for Archaeological Sciences
Founded to establish a forum for communication among scholars applying methods from the physical sciences to archaeology and to aid the broader archaeological community in assessing the potentials and problems of those methods.

Society for Historical Archaeology
Concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and material on land and under water and the publication of the resulting studies.

Texas Archeological Society
The Texas Archeological Society is dedicated to the study and preservation of the historic and prehistoric aspects of Texas' past.

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