The historic preservationist featured in the video, Ross, manages a community of historic buildings including issues related to their preservation.
A master’s degree in historic preservation, architecture, history, archaeology, 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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