Career Opportunities

There are numerous and diverse career opportunities for archaeology majors and minors. The study of archaeology can lead to careers in research and education, international and domestic travel, tourism development, cultural resource management, environmental consulting, law, and museums. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have offices around the world that frequently employ archaeological consultants. Domestic United States government agencies such as the National Parks Service, the Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Land Management, and an increasing number of archaeological contract companies offer lifetime careers in archaeology. Whether one aspires to pursue a professional career in archaeology or not, the archaeology program at Willamette provides a well-rounded Liberal Arts education that prepares one for a variety of career opportunities.