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Kimberly is a PhD student studying agricultural history and food. She spends her typical day going through old letters, newspaper articles, photographs, and scientific bulletins in order to get a clear picture of diet and food movements in late 19th century California. She studied history and education as an undergraduate because she hopes to teach history at a college level in the future.

Degree: Education - History
Job Title: Agricultural History Graduate Student

Job Summary: Historians

Job Description

Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.

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Additional Info

Internships offer an opportunity for students to learn practical skills, such as handling and preserving artifacts and creating exhibits. They also allow students to apply their academic knowledge in a hands-on setting. Positions are often available at local museums, historical societies, government agencies, or nonprofit and other organizations.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Remote, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented

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