Archaeologist

Emily Gao-4th Hr. Science

Career Overview

Archaeology is about tracing the cultural development of ancient civilizations from their earliest beginnings to the time when they became extinct. People in this career excavate personal artifacts and study the architecture of buildings.

To be successful..

To be successful as an archaeologist, you need to take classes in high school to help guide you into your career. Good classes to take are: Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Foreign Language (minimum of two years), Public Speaking, and Statistics and Probability. As far as college, you would need a doctoral degree.

Cost of Education Part 1

The college I chose to go to is the Universtiy of Standford and the tuition cost per year is $45,729.

Cost of Education Part 2 (estimated)

The estimated amount of housing for amount of time in college (most are for four years with summers off) is around $15,138.

The estimated amount for food/groceries for the amount of time in college (most are 4 year degrees) is around $5,000.

The estimated amount for gas money for travelling/helping pay for carpooling during time at college (4 yrs.) is around $3,000.

The estimated amount for clothing for time at college (typically 4 yrs.) is around $6,000.

The estimated amount for total tuition for total time at college (typically 4 yrs. with summers off) is around $182,916.

GRAND TOTAL COST OF GOING TO COLLEGE (housing, food, gas, clothing, and tuition) is around $212,054.


To help pay for all of this, you might need to apply for loans, financial aid, and/or scholarships. You might also want to get a part-time job to help pay for the costs.

Associations/Professional Organizations for this Career

1. American Anthropological Association http://www.americananthro.org


2. Society for American Archeology http://www.saa.org

Pros and Cons

Pros:

1) Get to travel

2) Get to discover new things

3) Decent Pay


Cons:

1) Might be away from family for awhile

2) Might have long work hours

Job Advertisement

Hi there my name is Emily Gao and I’m an Archaeologist. What we do is we trace the cultural development of ancient civilizations from their earliest beginnings to the time when they became extinct. People in this career dig up personal artifacts and study the architecture of buildings. We work inside and outside. We work inside for labs and outside when we’re discovering new things. If you want to be an archaeologist, the education you need is a doctoral degree. The salary you would earn is $41,260. Choose this job and it could change your life!