Anthropologists and Archeologists (19-3091)

Occupation description:  Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 116134 15.52 23
United States 7,7008,000 3.830 90120

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 31.9417.7523.19 30.3839.1547.88
Alaska 36.5921.0727.40 37.1744.8852.93
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.9926.8532.22 38.2547.2353.91

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7919 24.127.0 20.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 62
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Anthropology Bac
Anthropology Bac
Anthropology Mas

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Anthropology Bac
Anthropology Bac
Anthropology Mas
Anthropology PhD