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Historians study, assess, and interpret the activities and conduct of individuals or social, ethnic, political, or geographical groups of the past. They research and write books and papers about various subjects. Some also teach in universities and lecture for museums and historical societies. Many historians specialize in certain eras and specific subjects of history.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Realistic

Career Ladder
Museum Director/Curator

Archivist or Historian

Professor/Writer/Biographer

Assistant Professor/Researcher