What is archeology?
Archeology is the study of ancient life of human beings by discovering, observing, studying and analyzing human remains or fossils. According to Bureau of Labor statistics, the growth of Archeological jobs is entitled to expand from 2019 to 2029 by 5%.
Some of the high paying Archeology jobs are mentioned below
Archeological collections Assistant
He is the supervisor of the Archeological team. His work includes:-
- Opting location and sites for excavation
The decision of choosing a place for excavation and experiments is selected by him. He analyzes and concludes which areas could be more historical and may fit best for their research.
- Recording data
The results of the total work done during excavation, experiments, and analyzing is collected and recorded by him. If any data is not submitted properly, he is responsible for it.
- Caretaker of equipment and specimens
The obtained fossils and specimens are very precious and rare. Anything lost, would result in conundrum. That’s why a specified person i.e. collection assistant is assigned for this job strictly
- Designing and reserving images
He designs reference images and stores them with full responsibility. He also converts them into the Emu database.
On average, an Archeological collection assistant earns about $26,000 annually.
Archeological field technician
He is one of the most physically trained in the team. His job is rather tough and exhausting. His jobs include:-
- Excavation of chosen sites
He has to dig miles down the earth for long and tiring hours. He has to lift heavy weight equipment and big tubs of soil.
- Survey conductions
They conduct surveys by collecting useful info and determining important historical places eligible for excavation.
- Taking picture
He clicks out important pics that may assist in a research and analyzing process.
- Soil sample collections
He collects different samples of soil from different layers for experiment and analyzing purposes as instructed by his supervisor.
An Archeological field technician’s job is not permanent, but they earn approximately $63,000 a year.
Senior Heritage consultant
His job is sophisticated. His work list is listed below:-
- Construction site head and manager
He manages the construction sites and guides them with correct opinions and suggestions. He ensures every detail of the work precisely.
- Team mentor
Whatever issues, problems and difficulties the team faces, he guides his team by resolving them. He leads the way out of complications.
- Connecting and contacting with property holder
It’s one of his major tasks to be in contact with resident holders to grant permission for excavating purposes. The excavation done without consents are considered illegal.
- Restoring evacuated sites
He assures the complete repair of damaged sites done due to work. The place should not look abandoned and the damage to property should be restored as quickly as possible after work is completed.
On average, a Senior Heritage consultant earns about $178,000 annually.
He makes the documentary of completed Archeological projects. His job is done in four main steps:-
He searches for every bit and piece of a specific project. He may reach out to the historical places to gather as much info as possible that fully supports his work.
Whatever the research work is done, needs to be analyzed and written in a proper manner and row to make everything more clear and prominent.
He makes a record of his work by writing or video making or may be audio recording. He has to make sure the whole thing has an alluring and surprising effect for the audience.
It depends on how he feels comfortable or where he gets paid more; He presents his work there. It could be a YouTube channel or museum or library.
On average, an Oral Historian earns about $97,000 annually.
Once you’re done with graduation in archeology, there are a wide range of archeology career options for you. If you love researching or have interest in digging up ancient marks of humans, you can go so far in the archeology field.
Other high paying archeology jobs include:-
- Archeology Lab technician
- Museum administrator
- Archeological Geophysicists
- Principal consultant Archaeologists