Archaeologists study human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data left behind, which includes artefacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).
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Source: ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), Customised Report.
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Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
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This is an emerging occupation, included in the Australian Census for the first time in 2016
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A bachelor degree in archaeology or a related field is needed to work as an Archaeologist. Many Archaeologists complete postgraduate studies.
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These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Reading work related information.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Talking to others.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities.
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Write in a way that people can understand.
Read and understand written information.
Make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-3091.02 - Archeologists.
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The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
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Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.