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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Education, Training, Library, and Museum Occupations

Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

(O*NET 25-4011.00, 25-4012.00, and 25-4013.00)

Significant Points
  • Most work in museums, historical sites, and similar venues; in educational institutions; or in federal, state, or local government.
  • A graduate degree and related work experience are required for most positions; museum technicians may enter with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Keen competition is expected for most jobs because qualified applicants generally outnumber job openings.
Nature of the Work

Archivists, curators, and museum technicians work for museums, governments, zoos, colleges and universities, corporations, and other institutions that require experts to preserve important records ...

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