Historians (19-3093)

Occupation description:  Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2627 3.80 00
United States 3,5003,500 1.710 4050

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.8813.7218.57 28.4240.4751.60

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
172 11.852.9 47.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 15
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
History BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
History BA

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
History (MA) MA