Missiology and Anthropology Department Career Options

Missions and Anthropology Careers

Quick Career Links

  • Learn More by reading Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors
  • Learn More by reading Anthropology: Career Resources Handbook
  • Learn More about Eastern’s “Decade of Post-Graduation Reports”
  • Learn More about the Talent and Career Office at Eastern
  • Learn More about pursuing internships at Eastern
  • Learn More about “What you can do with Your Major”


Eastern alumni are employed at some of the following companies and organizations:

  • Rehab After work, Addiction Therapist
  • Family Hospital, Intervention and Prevention Teacher
  • First Baptist Church, Minister of Education
  • International House of Prayers, Atlanta (GA), Missionary Staff Member
  • Yale University, Law Student
  • Seoul, Korea, English as a second language Teacher
  • Graduate School Eastern University, Economic Development
  • Sri Lanka and Nepal, Missionary, founded Chosen Instruments
  • Philadelphia (PA), founded Kingdom Builders, Community Developer
  • Haiti, Missionary (Women’s House Case Manager), Beyond Boarders
  • English Language Institute China, English as a second language teacher
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators Africa, Drama and Storytelling Associate
  • Gallaudet University, Graduate School in deaf communication
  • Latin America, Medical school for medical missions
  • Denver, Intentional Christian Community Member
  • Congreso (PA), Youth Development Supervisor
  • Ethiopia, Country Director, Mennonite Central Committee
  • Springfield (MO), Seminary Student
  • International House of Prayer, Prayer Coordinator
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators, Summer Institute of Linguistics student
  • Minsk Belarus, Peace Corps Volunteer, Azerbaijan; Marketing Specialist
  • John Templeton Foundation, Program Associate
  • Honduras, Missionary, Eastern Mennonite Missions
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators, Papua New Guinea, Bible Translator Coordinator
  • Lithuania, Medical School student, Youth Worker
  • John 3:16 Mission, Tulsa (OK), Site Coordinator
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands, Missionary, Eastern Mennonite Missions
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, (NH), Seminary Student, Worship Pastor
  • Chicago (IL), Coffee Shop Ministry Manager
  • Pamoza International, Malawi
  • and many more!


Missiology and Anthropology Majors can be found working in the following industries and professions, among many others:

  • Anthropologist
  • Documentary Film Producer
  • Ecotourism Director
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Health Science Administrator
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Photographer/Photojournalist
  • Publisher
  • Research Assistant
  • Travel Agent/Guide/
  • Consultant
  • Zoological Consultant
  • Archivist
  • Contract Anthropologist
  • Coroner/Medical Examiner
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Linguist
  • Medical Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archaeology Field Worker
  • Archivist
  • Cartographer
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • Ethnologist
  • Genealogist
  • National/State Park Interpreter
  • Paleontologist
  • Preservationist
  • Foreign Affairs Officer
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Impact Assessment Researcher
  • Social/Environmental
  • International Agency
  • Representative
  • Museum Conservator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Site Manager
  • Surveyor
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Urban Planner

Service in Missions

Most people do different things in different periods of their lives.  It is common to do a term of cross-cultural ministry right after college, and then take a job at home.  There are many missions organizations and agencies looking for Christians willing to give of their time and talents to God’s Kingdom purposes!  You can find them through your denomination or through Eastern’s connections.  Some will be willing to pay on student loans while you are abroad.  When you return to the United States (or are finished your period of missions within the U.S.) you will have anthropological training that can be used for meaningful work in a variety of cross-cultural, or inter-cultural, settings at home.

Anthropological Skills Developed at Eastern

  • Oral and written expression
  • Interviewing and observation skills
  • Formulating and testing hypotheses
  • Conducting and explaining scientific research
  • Writing descriptive and analytical reports
  • Critical thinking with an integrated, holistic approach
  • Analyzing the root causes of social problems
  • Cross-cultural, inter ethnic, and international communication
  • Working cooperatively with people of different backgrounds
  • Understanding foreign languages
  • Social ease in foreign situations

Back to Top