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Archaeologists

Overview

Archaeologists study the origin and evolution of humans. They study the physical evidence of human culture, examining such items as tools, burial sites, buildings, religious icons, pottery, and clothing. There are approximately 6,470 archaeologists and anthropologists in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Hands On

Scientific

Career Ladder
Archaeology Professor

Archaeologist

Research Assistant or Teaching Fellow