|Quick Facts: Archivists|
|2010 Median Pay||
$45,200 per year
$21.73 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||6,100|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||12% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||700|
Archivists appraise, edit, and maintain permanent records and historically valuable documents. Many perform research on archival material.
Archivists work in museums, government, colleges and universities, corporations, and other institutions that require experts to preserve important records.
Archivists must usually have a bachelor’s degree in history or library science, although some employers require an advanced degree and related work experience. People often gain experience by working or volunteering in archives.
Employment of archivists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Jobs for archivists are expected to increase as public and private organizations require greater organization of, and access to, increasing volumes of electronic records and information. Workers will likely face strong competition for jobs because qualified applicants generally outnumber job openings.
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