Alumni and Anthropology Careers

While the job market for academic anthropologists is relatively steady, demand for anthropologists is increasing in other areas, stimulated by a growing need for analysts and researchers. The extent of occupational flexibility reflects the emphasis on breadth, diversity, and independence of thought.

Anthropology Alumni Profiles:

Job titles for some of our UA Little Rock anthropology graduates:

  • Forensic Autopsy Technician
  • Museum Specialist, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
  • Executive Director at Arkansas Humanities Council
  • Assistant Curator, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
  • State Cultural Resources Manager, Military Department of Arkansas
  • Development Associate, Clinton Presidential Center
  • Clinical Research Technologist, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at UAMS
  • Staff Archaeologist, Sul Ross State University Center for Big Bend Studies
  • Instructional Designer at University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Archaeological Field Technician, Wilbur Smith Associates
  • Program Manager of Leadership Development Unit, Winrock International, Brazil
  • Archaeologist Technician III, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates
  • Environmental Specialist, Arkansas Department of Health
  • Legislative Analyst, Arkansas House of Representatives
  • Investigator, Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Pipeline Safety Specialist, Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • K-12 teachers
  • Archaeologists with various private cultural resources management firms nationwide

Positions held by UA Little Rock anthropology graduates who pursued an M.A. in anthropology:

  • Archaeologist and Section 106 Manager, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
  • Cultural Resources Specialist at Garcia and Associates
  • Part-time instructor at a community college
  • Full-time anthropology instructor

Positions held by UA Little Rock anthropology graduates who pursued a law degree:

  • Elbow Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of Arkansas
  • Attorney Specialist, Arkansas Department of Human Services