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Archivists

Overview

Archivists contribute to the study of the arts and sciences by analyzing, acquiring, and preserving historical documents, artwork, organizational and personal records, and information systems that are significant enough to be preserved for future generations. Archivists keep track of artifacts such as letters, contracts, films, photographs, video and sound recordings, digital files, blueprints, and other items of potential historical significance. Approximately 5,760 archivists are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Organized

Realistic

Career Ladder
Head Archivist, Curator, Chief Librarian

Archivist

Archival Assistant