Museum technicians and conservators restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. They may work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, artifacts, textiles, or art.
A four-year bachelor’s degree in history, art history, archaeology, or a related field is necessary to obtain one of these positions. Some organizations may require a master's degree in a related field which would likely take another two-three years to earn. A higher degree will always lead to more opportunity!
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
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Museum technicians and conservators typically work in museums and historical sites or for governments, colleges, and universities.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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