Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-414-2
# of Pages: 450
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $125
e-ISBN: 978-1-63700-415-9
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Careers in Archaeology & Museum Services

March 2023

Many children dream of becoming great explorers, discovering ancient artifacts and lost civilizations. Few will become a real-life Indiana Jones, but there is no shortage of interesting career paths in the fields of Archaeology and Museum Services, and related areas, to which these inquisitive minds can aspire.

Careers in Archaeology & Museum Services offers insight into what it’s like to work at an archaeological dig, behind the scenes at a museum, out in the field as a geological technician, or at a gala dinner as a fundraiser.

The next section in Careers in Archaeology & Museum Services details 30 Profiles in related occupations, including:

  • Anthropologist/Archaeologist
  • Cartographer/Photogrammetrist
  • Economist
  • Geographer
  • Jeweler/Precious Stone/Metal Worker
  • Mining/Geological Engineer
  • Photographer
  • Project Management Specialist
  • Sociologist
  • Surveyor
  • Technical Writer
  • Zoologist/Wildlife Biologist

Interesting enhancements, like “A Day in the Life of…”, and several charts and tables, add depth to the discussion. A highlight of many chapters is the Conversation With—a comprehensive interview with a professional in a related job. This section offers insight into specific areas of this career path including an archivist/curator/museum worker, a fundraiser, geological/hydrologic technician, a health & safety engineer, a hydrologist, a postsecondary teacher, and more.

Each chapter begins with a Snapshot of the occupation that includes median pay, job outlook, typical education requirements, working conditions, and recommended areas of interest. This is followed by these major categories:

  • Career Overview includes a description of the career in terms of its: duties, examples of titles of positions in that specific career, work environment and work schedules.
  • How to Become… that explains how to begin and grow a career within a specific career profile by describing important qualities, education, licenses and certifications, and advancement opportunities.
  • Similar Occupations lists specific jobs that are related in some way to the entrepreneurial career profiled.
  • Job Outlook and Job Prospects describe current and anticipated rate of growth for a specific career and compares to other jobs in the area.

Additionally, this title includes back matter of:

  • Appendix A: Guide to Holland Code. This discusses John Holland’s theory that people and work environments can be classified into six different groups: Realistic; Investigative; Artistic; Social; Enterprising; and Conventional.
  • Appendix B: General Bibliography. This is a collection of suggested readings, organized into major categories.
  • Appendix C: List of Organizations and Resources. Further resources for education, certification, professional development, and networking can be found in this appendix.
  • Subject Index: Includes people, concepts, technologies, terms, principles, and all specific occupations discussed in the occupational profile chapters.

This ongoing series serves as a stepping stone in understanding specific careers and provides a wealth of information on the education and training needed within each profession along with a look towards the future of the field with an informative employment outlook.

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This single comprehensive guidebook provides students passionate about gaining necessary insight into the wide array of diverse and dynamic options available to them in the field of archaeology and museum services. The book offers guidance regarding what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, and more. Careers in Archaeology & Museum Services is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards.