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Museums and Cultural Centers
The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that employment of archivists, curators, museum technicians, and conservators is expected to increase about 20 percent, or much faster than the average for all occupations, through 2018. As museums focus on education and service to the community, public programs and education staff are likely to be somewhat protected. Archivists will be in demand as public and private institutions require organization of and access to records and information. Demand will be especially high for archivists with expertise in electronic records management. Opportunities for curators, conservators, and technicians will be fueled by continued public interest in science, art, history, and technology. However, museums and other cultural institutions are often subject to funding cuts during recessions or periods of budget tightening.
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