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HEY! Paleontology.... hows the career standings? I'm a high school student living in Alberta so Drumheller is a definite option. I don't mind going to be a prof at University when field work dries up, but how much does it pay? I know its not much, but I don't care as long as I love my job. Any ball park figures? Anyone have a friend in paleontology? Do they like it? ANY advice or tips are appreciated!!
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hey! we have similar interests :) and i've done some research on career options and working at a museum or being an archivist is also an option if my whole discover-something-amazing-in-some-random-desert-or-something dream doesn't come true lol
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Their earnings are generally
$40,000 to $120,000 a year for professors
$25,000 to $100,000 a year or more for museum paleontologists
$35,000 to $60,000 a year or more for other paleontologists
Salaries vary depending on the nature of the work

They would work for universities, museums, governments, and companies. Professors work long hours. Other paleontologists have more regular schedules. You may travel to remote locations to look for fossils.
I would look into the universities you are applying to to see if you can study abroad one year.
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I am also quite interested in this field as I am a 4th year Earth Surface Science (Geology) student. I was wondering what schools in Canada offer a Masters program in Paleontology and what it would entail.
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@Nicolee wrote
Their earnings are generally
$40,000 to $120,000 a year for professors
$25,000 to $100,000 a year or more for museum paleontologists
$35,000 to $60,000 a year or more for other paleontologists
Salaries vary depending on the nature of the work

They would work for universities, museums, governments, and companies. Professors work long hours. Other paleontologists have more regular schedules. You may travel to remote locations to look for fossils.
I would look into the universities you are applying to to see if you can study abroad one year.



Those salaries are frighteningly varied, even within the same profession.
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