A public historian typically research historical documents and sources to learn about the past. Ashley, the historian featured in the video, works in the environmental field. She often researches the historic use of a property to determine any environmental concerns.
A master’s degree in history or a related field is required to obtain this position. A doctorate may make a person more competitive during the job search, and it may be required in some organizations. A master's degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree. Earning a doctorate may require an additional two-three years of college work.
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
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