Paleontology is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and animal fossils. This includes the study of body fossils, tracks, burrows, cast-off parts, fossilised faeces, palynomorphs and chemical residues. Studies of prehistoric hominins, their culture and their behaviour are the purview of two other disciplines, archaeology and paleoanthropology.


Anthropologists and Archeologists
Wage: $61,910
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.0%
Education Requirements:
Master's degree