We surveyed 76 paleontologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical paleontologist. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a paleontologist?
Working as a paleontologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that paleontologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.
Can I learn to become a paleontologist?
A career as a paleontologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a paleontologist?
It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a paleontologist.