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Historians
District Of Columbia

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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and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

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Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $36.67 - $54.21

Typical Annual Salary: $76,300 - $112,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Gather historical data from sources such as archives, court records, diaries, news files, and photographs, as well as collect data sources such as books, pamphlets, and periodicals.
  • Organize data, and analyze and interpret its authenticity and relative significance.
  • Coordinate activities of workers engaged in cataloging and filing materials.
  • Trace historical development in a particular field, such as social, cultural, political, or diplomatic history.
  • Conduct historical research as a basis for the identification, conservation, and reconstruction of historic places and materials.
  • Teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, museums, and other research agencies and schools.
  • Conduct historical research, and publish or present findings and theories.
  • Speak to various groups, organizations, and clubs to promote the aims and activities of historical societies.
  • Research the history of a particular country or region, or of a specific time period.
  • Prepare publications and exhibits, or review those prepared by others, to ensure their historical accuracy.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Inkjet printers
  • Microfiche or microfilm viewers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Document management software
  • Information retrieval or search software
  • Word processing software

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