An archivist appraises, preserves, and catalogs historically valuable documents that may include pictures, maps, films, as well as other text-based material.
A master’s degree in history, library science, archival science, or a related field may be required to obtain this position. A master's degree typically takes two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree. Some organizations may only require a bachelor’s degree.
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
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Archivists typically work in museums or historical sites or for governments, colleges, or universities.
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