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and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
Also called: Historian, Historic Sites Registrar, Research Associate, Researcher


    Arts and Humanities
  • history and archeology
  • English language
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Math and Science
  • geography


    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


    Information retrieval or search software
  • Archival databases
  • ArchiveGrid
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Gutenberg-e
  • Structured query language SQL
    Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Web Scrapbook



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