Paleontology

By Colton Huff

Career Facts

3 Duties

- Study Fossils

- Trace evolution of plants & animal

- Hypothesise habitats for different species


Annual Salary

- $33.69 hourly

- $50,000 through $80,000


State Outlook

- 90 employed in 2012


Helpful High School Courses

- Biology

- Foreign Language (at least 2 years)

- Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra

Post Secondary Training-Education

- Master's Degree

- Geoscience

- St. Cloud University

- St. Cloud, MN

Education Costs

Tuition

- $7,816 per year

- $46,896 for 6 years


Room & Board

- $4,700 per year

- $28,200 for 6 years

Reflection

- This is a career for me

- I like to study evolution


Pros

- Traveling

- Work on Site


Cons

- Time away from family

- Very uncommon to stay near home