Historians

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) reports that employment for historians is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all occupations through 2024. Historians who are employed by policy and research, historical consulting, and historic preservation firms, as well as at historical societies, will have the best employment opportunities in the next decade. Job opportunities at federal agencies (which employ more than 20 percent of all historians) are expected to decline 10 percent through 2024. The OOH predicts that "those with practical skills or hands-on work experience in a specialized field such as collections, fund-raising, or exhibit design" will have more favorable prospects.  


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