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Occupation Title: Historians

Description: Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3093

Sample Job Titles: Archivist, Historian, Professor of History, University Archivist, Professor, Research Associate, Special Collections Librarian, College Archivist, Director of Education, Director of Programs

Salary Chart Historians

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 3,320
2011: 3,190
2012: 3,340
2013: 3,200
2014: 3,220

Data Source:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 800
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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