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Historian Research Assistant Careers

Average Annual Salary for Research Assistants:

Because a variety of industries use Research Assistants, the annual salary can vary from as low as $30,000 to as high as $55, 000 or more.

Necessary Education for a Research Assistants Career:

A Bachelors Degree in History with emphasis in the subjects you would like to work in.

What is a Research Assistant in a nutshell?

Research Assistants assist historians study and preserve archival materials, artifacts, and historic buildings and sites.

Types of Research or Research Assistants jobs:

  • Biographer
  • Genealogist
  • History teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Medical Historian
  • Social scientist
  • Statistician

Research Assistants Skills & Responsibilities:


Research Assistants assist by utilizing a variety of sources of information, including government records, periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, and unpublished manuscripts such as personal diaries and letters.

Tip: Historians usually study a particular era, country or region, or field, such as social, intellectual, political or diplomatic history.


Employers look for competence in written and oral communications and technical expertise. They look for completion of successful research projects and the ability to think logically. Historians and Research Assistants interested in teaching should possess a knowledge of the methods involved in educational learning methods and instruction.

Future Outlook for Research Assistants:

The number of jobs for historians is expected to grow about as fast as the average through 2008. Prospects are best for those with advanced degrees and who teach.


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