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and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $40,140.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 44
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 9.09 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Collect archival or historical material
Conduct historical research
Conduct field research
Determine styles worn during historical periods
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research based information
Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys
Gather information for news stories
Research property records

Processing Information

Reconstruct record of past human life
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials
Compile historical data by consulting sources
Maintain historical materials
Compile data on human physique, social customs, or artifacts
Record historical information
Catalog materials or artifacts for reference

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Analyze art or artifacts to determine age, cultural identity, or other relevant information
Evaluate information in documents or manuscripts
Evaluate significance of historical data
Study the architectural features of various structures
Study artifacts

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Write scholarly or technical research documents
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Conduct library or museum related presentations
Translate written or spoken language
Describe properties or attributes of documents, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts

Thinking Creatively

Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop historical or art museum exhibits or promotional materials

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze social or economic data
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research

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