Museum Technicians and Conservators (25-4013)

Occupation description:  Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5761 7.00 22
United States 11,30011,900 5.260 350410

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.5311.1214.39 19.2526.3635.14
Alaska 21.6913.4015.78 20.2826.8032.32

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6610 15.249.1 40.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation13
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 38
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.5

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None