Archaeology can prepare you for work in many different settings. Those with a degree in archaeology find careers with government agencies, museums, and heritage sites. They can also continue their academic careers and find positions as researchers or lecturers.

Information and analytical careers are also a good fit with archaeology expertise, including those with engineering firms and cultural resource management divisions. Some archaeologists work as consultants or form their own companies.

Jobs directly related to a degree in archaeology include:

  • Academic researcher
  • Archaeologist
  • Conservator
  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Museum education officer
  • Museum/gallery curator
  • Museum/gallery exhibitions officer

Jobs where an archaeology degree is useful include:

  • Archivist
  • Cartographer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Government social research officer
  • Local government officer
  • Records manager
  • Social researcher
  • Tourism officer
Dr. Abigail. J Moffett

Studying archaeology at the University of Cape Town provided the foundation of my knowledge in archaeology and taught me that continuing to learn is the key to being a good archaeologist. I would highly recommend UCT's archaeology programmes to anyone.

Dr. Abigail. J Moffett, Archaeology PhD, 2017