Sample 1 - State of California

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Historians
(SOC Code : 19-3093)
in California

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such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

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AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$36.25$27.27$34.22$43.53

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Program Title
American History (United States)
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Gather historical data from sources such as archives, court records, diaries, news files, and photographs, as well as collect data sources such as books, pamphlets, and periodicals.
Organize data, and analyze and interpret its authenticity and relative significance.
Trace historical development in a particular field, such as social, cultural, political, or diplomatic history.
Conduct historical research as a basis for the identification, conservation, and reconstruction of historic places and materials.
Teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, museums, and other research agencies and schools.
Conduct historical research, and publish or present findings and theories.
Speak to various groups, organizations, and clubs to promote the aims and activities of historical societies.
Research the history of a particular country or region, or of a specific time period.
Prepare publications and exhibits, or review those prepared by others, to ensure their historical accuracy.
Determine which topics to research, or pursue research topics specified by clients or employers.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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