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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 107105 -1.93 710
United States 7,6007,900 4.5200 500730

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.1218.9723.92 30.6139.1747.09
Alaska 44.5930.3433.75 41.3948.2853.47
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 47.8731.0335.09 41.7648.9557.41

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7817 21.824.2 16.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 70
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.0

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 BA
Anthropology BS
Anthropology MA

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Anthropology BA
Anthropology BS
Anthropology MA
Anthropology PHD