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Archaeologists investigate, research and record the remains from the human past. Their job is to help record these precious archaeological remains and in doing so build a better understanding of our cultural heritage.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Some archaeologists are able to forge a career by working towards a relevant NVQ/SCQF (e.g. Qualification in Archaeological Practice) while in employment, but most choose to follow a degree single honours degree or equivalent course in Archaeology or a related discipline such as Ancient History, Conservation or Heritage Management.
Many also go on to undertake further study as part of a Masters degree, or by acquiring additional skills though the many courses offered by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA).
Explore the progression opportunities below