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    Education/ degrees/ universities

    Hello, I was curious to know is getting a degree needed our useful? Or is it a waste of time and money? If its useful, any good universities that offer programs? And specific majors I should look into? Thanks for your time!

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    I still think it's a good thing to have a degree or at least some sort of trade skills. Lots of trade degrees out there. I should have been a plumber for what they charge. Good luck.
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    Thanks for your reply! I totally agree with that! I was more concerned about an archaeology degree so you can be able to get into the archives to do research
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    Absolutely go to college if it's an option. If your situation allows, go for a BS or BA degree. Don't look at it as a waste of time and money. It's an investment. Archaeology is becoming an established line of consulting, most of those planning development of raw ground in historic areas must get cleared by certified archaeologists. Good luck with that. That four years will be way back in your rear view mirror sooner than you think. If you can, do.
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    Thank you so much! But any specific major and university?

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    I had folks tell me for 30 years, that with my skill set and experience I only needed a degree to get to the "next level". If not for the VA paying for my degree I would never have bothered. As a matter of fact, my service to our country as a veteran counted more in almost every job than nay piece of paper. a completely different path MIGHT be to see about doing archaeology or research in the military. All the branches have them, more commonly they are research archeologists or something of that nature. And the highest profile group are those that go to collect the remains of fallen soldiers from battlesites. If you can land one of those you will be way ahead as well as not having run up a 50-$70,000 college bill. But spending 2-4 years in one of the services can get you ahead of your contemporaries. Just a thought since any discussion with any recruiter has no committment and you can ask all the questions you want...

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    How is your mathematical skills? Perhaps, a science or engineering degree with an archaeology minor? Those majors pay well and have a great job market...just a thought. Good Luck in your Schooling.

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    Thank you very much o. Your suggestion! I'm not the best in math, I enjoy history a lot and learning about different cultures

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    Thank you Mr. Don!
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    My brother has a masters degree in archaeology. He basically goes out "surveying" for artifacts if someone wants to build a new subdivision or industrial park. I hear he makes a decent living.
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    Thank you for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan-Drake0075 View Post
    Thanks for your reply! I totally agree with that! I was more concerned about an archaeology degree so you can be able to get into the archives to do research
    Many, if not most, states have volunteer programs where you can work alongside state archaeologists. The programs are highly variable. Look into your state's archaeology department, ask some questions and find out if there are volunteer coordinators to schedule your volunteer work. In the field, expect to dig, trowel, fill and carry buckets of material to shaker tables to sift. You could photograph artifacts, record data, make drawings, etc. In the lab, you could help to clean and identify artifacts and do conservation and curation work. Volunteering might be an opportunity to find out if it is something you want to do.
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    The education which set me free was a diploma in Mechanical Drafting. A skilled trade is the best effort at success in a world of opportunities. Do you think my BS in Business Admin did anything for me except prettying up my resume?

    No, that was for me, and only for ME. Made me feel good afterwards. But the drafting diploma got me into the world of mechanical construction = and that set me free.
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    I hace a degree in criminal Justice, studdied arabic too


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